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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Kanye West attends the Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary Event held at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park during New York Fashion Week in New York. Kanye West surprised fans at a tribute honoring the late rapper XXXTentacion during Art Basel, jumping onstage to perform his brand new song with the rapper who was gunned down in Florida earlier this year on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)

Kanye West stuns XXXTentacion fans with surprise performance at show honoring late rapper

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BY KELLY KENNEDY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) β€” Kanye West surprised fans at a tribute honoring the late rapper XXXTentacion during Art Basel, jumping onstage to perform a brand new song that features West and the rapper who was gunned down in Florida earlier this year.

West performed "One-Minute" at Thursday's release party for XXXTentacion's first posthumous album "Skins" and the audience went wild. West also briefly brought the late rapper's mother, Cleopatra Bernard, onstage. Rappers Lil Wayne, Trippie Redd and PNB Rock, also paid tribute.

The 20-year-old rap star, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was fatally shot as he left a motorcycle dealership in June.

His manager Solomon Sobande described Thursday's album release as a "triumphant" evening for longtime fans to "see their hero on a major scale accepted as the pop superstar that he is."

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