Cleo Bernard and Bankrupt launch charitable raffle for exclusive XXXTentacion artwork.
While sentiments on the legacy that XXXTentacion left behind are mixed across the spectrum, the late rapper's mother, Cleo Bernard is making sure that his memory is honored with positive experiences and community-building efforts. Most recently, Bernard teamed up with visual artist Art by Bankrupt to coordinate the XXXTentacion Memorial Art Raffle, an initiative programmed to helped raise funds for the XXX Foundation, Inc. The foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing assistance to impoverished and underprivileged families and youth.
The foundation was first established in June following X's shooting death, and aimed to raise funds for all of the charities and causes that Bernard's son cared about.
Bankrupt, who is most known for his impressive portraits of well-known figures like The Notorious B.I.G., Jimi Hendrix and Muhammad Ali, created a custom piece of X that made the rounds and eventually caught the attention of Bernard. He's since gifted the piece to the foundation and created a new one that is set to be raffled off.
"I’m always looking for ways to use my art for a positive impact or to give back in some way," said Bankrupt in a press release. "When Cleo and I met for the first time while delivering her son's memorial art piece, we both agreed on how important it was to give back and help people in need."
Currently, raffle tickets are available at $5 apiece, with all proceeds going toward the XXXTentaction Foundation. The raffle winner will receive the artwork and an all-expenses paid trip to South Florida to visit XXXTentacion's mausoleum alongside Cleo Bernard.