There is some family drama brewing in XXXTentacion’s estate, and it involves a multimillion-dollar lawsuit.
It’s been two years since Florida based Jamaican rapper XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was brutally killed in a premeditated robbery and murder. Since then, his estate, which is directed by matriarch Cleopatra Bernard, X’s mother, has been releasing posthumous records on the rapper’s behalf but not without much scrutiny. Now X’s half-brother Corey Pack is reportedly suing Bernard in an $11 million lawsuit alleging wrongful allocation of the rapper’s trust.
Corey Pack and Aiden Kerr, both X’s brothers, were cited as beneficiaries to an estate of over $50 million and should have been allocated 25% each. However, according to the lawsuit filed by Corey Pack’s mother, Jodi Kavney, Cleo struck a new deal with Jenesis Sanchez, X’s baby’s mother, which would consequently cut Corey out of the inheritance.
Kavney additionally claimed in the lawsuit that Bernard “improperly and surreptitiously transferred” some of that money to herself even though 50% of the trust was already left to her. She also says that her son Corey Pack should have inherited part ownership of his brother’s Bad Vibe Entities record label. On Corey’s behalf, Jodi Kavney is suing Cleopatra Bernard for $11 million, and according to TMZ, she is looking to triple that figure if she can prove Bernard’s intent.
This is not the first time Cleopatra Bernard has been roped into a lawsuit or accused of malicious behavior. In 2018 some months after XXXTentacion’s death, his half-sister Ariana Onfroy went on record during an interview with UK publication The Sun to say that her brother’s killing was a definite set up. Though she did not explicitly state his mother’s name as the suspect, she strongly implied it when she went on to talk about a “they” who wouldn’t let her see her nephew or visit X’s grave.
Cleo later sued Ariana for libel and slander when fans started to speculate that she was the unnamed culprit. Ariana was also once heard on video revealing, “His mother lies,” she said about her late brother’s mom. “For no reason. She just lies, lies, lies. That woman, that woman is not a good woman.” Bernard has also been involved in lawsuits with other members of the family, including X’s dad Dwayne Onfroy and baby’s mother, Jenesis Sanchez.
Bernard has since issued a statement addressing the lawsuit. “The lawsuit filed by XXXTENTACION’s half-brother, Corey Pack, against XXXTENTACION’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard, is completely without merit,” the statement reads. “Contrary to the allegations of the complaint, a court has already determined that Corey Pack is entitled to nothing from XXXTENTACION’s estate or trust. XXXTENTACION’s only child, and sole heir, is his son, Gekyume Onfroy. Any attempts by Corey Pack or his mother to take money from XXXTENTACION’s only child or to extract money from XXXTENTACION’s mother are completely without merit.”
Do you think X’s mom has disregarded the way the inheritance should have been split and has opted to take more than she is entitled to from her son’s trust?