Xhibit: loses his child

I recently saw on many sites I frequent that Rapper Xhibit lost a child this week. In the wake of the news of the chapman family this of course stirs more feelings. I can’t even imagine losing any of my kids and I don’t want to. If you read what he says on his myspace blog you can see he is hurting, but also thankful for his blessings. And then he goes into makeing sure others don’t take their time with their kids for granted. I think we are all guilty of that.

I pray for him for peace and that he seeks God within his pain. I also pray that I learn to find joy in the thinks I take for granted.

Here is what he had to say:


AS you all know, I shared with you the announcment of my newborn son Xavier Kingston Joiner on may 15th and also informed you that he was born prematurly. well this week was extremly difficult for him because his lungs were not strong enough to handle regular oxygen on his own. Xavier passed away this morning at 3:30am and I must tell you this, It is unatural for a parent to bury a child. I am telling you this because of the same reason I tell you when im having great times, life is too short to be fake. Hold on to your kids if you have them, protect them and show them you love them everyday you wake up and see them, dont take a second you get to hug them teach them and care for them for granted. You can have all the material wealth in the universe but it is NOTHING compared to having your family. I am thankful for all of my blessings and im not one to question God’s perfect plan, so I leave you with great love and thanks for the love that was sent earlier on my pervious blog to my son. Of course I need to take some time and handle my loss, STAY FOCUSED PEOPLE. Its not promised to any of us.

R.I.P Xavier May 15th 2008- May 26th 2008


4 responses to “Xhibit: loses his child”

  1. Pete Wilson Avatar

    Thanks Joel. I was not aware!

  2. ronpai Avatar


  3. tam Avatar

    sheeze…i know we can’t escape death. but the death of a child seems so much harder to take.

    this has truly been a sad week

  4. portorikan Avatar

    Thanks for sharing. I didn’t know either. I pray for peace for him and his family.

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