XXXTentacion‘s mother has no intention of paying out a million dollars to her late son’s former friend, who claims to be owed a ton of money from the estate.
According to court records obtained by The Blast, XXXTentacion’s estate — run by his mother, Cleopatra Bernard — is objecting to the claim filed by Stache Records and producer James H. Duval (aka Jimmy Duval).
Earlier this year, Stache Records filed the claim seeking up to a $1 million. The claim stated they were owed money that was due now and relating to “royalties, contribution, breach of contract/copyright infringement regarding the production marketing and distribution” of the song “Look at Me,” which Duval claims to have written.
Bernard has officially filed her objection on behalf of the estate and is asking for the claim to be dismissed, meaning she does not believe XXX’s former friend is owed a dime.
The probate case was opened following the rapper’s murder and the estate is run by his mother, who he appointed in the will he drafted before his death.
XXXTentacion and Duval were close friends and worked on music together for some time including the song, “Look At Me.”
The producer filed the claim in an attempt to collect on the money he believes he is owed from XXX’s estate.
In an interview with Billboard following the rapper’s murder, Duval was asked about unreleased music they worked on and he answered, “We didn’t even finish it. I don’t know. I don’t even know whose decision that would be which is kind of interesting.”
Cleopatra Bernard has been dealing with some issues while handling XXXtentacion’s estate.
A Florida judge recently granted a petition filed by XXX’s baby mama, Jenesis Sanchez, allowing her to obtain a sample of his DNA from the medical examiner, to help establish paternity.
The court also shut down Bernard in her attempt to block Sanchez from getting the sample.
XXXTentacion’s father Dwayne Onfroy also recently showed up to court as part of his son’s estate, seeking to be included in decisions about his music, business, and money.
Dwayne only filed documents notifying the court he is making an appearance and wants to be notified of all future proceedings. He has not given a full explanation of why he is now showing up to court wanting to be included.
XXXTentacion was murdered on June 18, 2018 and fans remembered the rapper on the anniversary of the death earlier this month. Four men were arrested and charged for their role in the murder and are awaiting trial.
The estate recently teased an XXXTentacion documentary with a short trailer.