Atlanta, GA – Following memorials held in Deerfield Beach, Florida and Los Angeles for XXXTENTACION, rapper Lil Yachty held a candlelight vigil for the slain musician in his own hometown of Atlanta on Monday (June 25).
Yachty organized the candlelight vigil on social media and called for fans to meet him at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta.
He took time during the vigil to speak on XXXTENTACION and his music.
“I sent this tweet out because … all over the United States people was gathering together to remember the king and the legend XXX,” Yachty said before being met with cheers from the crowd. “And I know how y’all know how it’s been affecting me. He was real important to everybody. His music meant a lot. It was actually way before its time if you think about it.”
Similar to the memorial held in Deerfield Beach, fans in Atlanta lit candles and left photos and other items in X’s honor. At one point, those in attendance chanted “Long live X.”
Another memorial for X will take place on Wednesday (June 27), which will reportedly be open casket. No cell phones or cameras will be allowed.