The 2018 American Music Awards aired last night and we had one of Florida's very own nominated, and WIN!
The well-known Broward County rapper, XXXTentacion passed away tragically when he was held at gunpoint and robbed. His Following his death, his album, and singles shot to the top of the charts.
This year at the AMA's, XXX was nominated and won the award for Favorite Album Soul/R&B for 17, and Papa Keith got the chance to sit with Local 10 to offer his commentary.
XXXTentacion's popular song about suicide -- "Sad!" -- was streamed at least 270 million times on Spotify, about 174 million on YouTube and was on the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. The rising star had earned respect from members of the the hip-hop community who quickly reacted to the tragedy on social media.
He was also nominated for Best New Artist.