Earl Simmons, popularly known as DMX kicked the bucket on Friday, April 9, at the age of 50. This is
after suffering a heart attack possibly triggered by a drug overdose. The rapper spent his last days on life
support with his family by his side and hundreds of fans gathered outside of the White Plains, N.Y.
the hospital where he was taken care of.
Another rumour has been making the rounds lately, stating that The Carters’ allegedly purchased
“DMX’s masters for $10 million & will give to his 17 kids for free.” The piece spread across social media
like wildfire, although there was no real source to confirm the claims.
However, Swizz Beatz, who was close friends with DMX, took to Instagram to refute those rumours.
Under an Instagram post of the article, he wrote, “The not true king,” followed by the praying hands emoji.
Additionally, the title of the article includes incorrect information because DMX reportedly only had 15
According to a statement released by ‘The Complex’, the rapper’s family addressed issues of the rumour
stating that they haven’t asked for help to cover his funeral cost and anyone doing otherwise is a
scammer as information on his funeral arrangements will be passed in due time.
“There have been a few rumours following our loved one, Earl Simmons’ passing that we’d like to clear
up. No one has bought Earl’s masters. Additionally, we are not selling any merch or raising money for
Earl’s funeral,” the family’s statement reads. “If anyone is requesting money for his funeral please be
aware the person is a scammer. We will keep the public posted on funeral/memorial service