Billie Eilish pays tribute to the late XXXTENTACION during a recent concert.
It's been over four months since the death of XXXTENTACION and many are still trying to come to terms with the fact that the rapper is gone. Although his name was surrounded by controversy, the rapper undoubtedly had a positive impact on the lives of his fans and his friends. Billie Eilish is one of those people who X uplifted and during a recent concert, she debuted a new song in tribute to the late rapper.
During the first show on her 1 By 1 tour in Oakland, California, Billie Eilish debuted a new song titled, "6.18.18." The song is a tribute to XXXTENTACION. Ahead of performing the song, Eilish got on the piano and said, "I got into my emotions," before jumping into the song. The song's title is derived from the day that XXXTENTACION was shot and killed in Deerfield Beach, FL after leaving a high-end motorcycle shop.
Eilish shared screenshots of her text and FaceTime conversations with XXXTENTACION on the day he passed.
"the strongest human being ive ever known. all you ever did was care. i love you jah," she wrote. "this is so, so painful."
Aside from Eilish's tribute at her concert, XXXTENTACION posthumously won two awards at the BET Hip-Hop Awards and The AMA's this year. His mother accepted the awards on X's behalf for Best New Artist at the BET Hip-Hop Awards and "Favorite Soul/R&B Album" at the AMA's.