Search Menu
Home Latest News Menu
News

​DMX’s family warns of scammers trying to make money from the rapper’s death

"If anyone is requesting money for his funeral please be aware the person is a scammer," DMX's family say

  • Paddy Edrich
  • 15 April 2021
​DMX’s family warns of scammers trying to make money from the rapper’s death

Family of the iconic rapper DMX have warned his fans that scammers are trying to use his name to make money following his death.

The American rapper born Earl Simmons passed away on April 9 after being on life support following a heart attack.

Fans and fellow musicians have paid their respects to the musician best known for his best selling albums 'Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood' and 'And Then There Was X'.

Read this next: 25 of the best early tracks from hip hop's greatest producers

However, fundraisers have appeared online since his death requesting money to help pay for his funeral.

His family issued a statement, saying: “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 funerals. 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 arrangements.”

This comes after another false rumour was spread that Beyonce and Jay Z had bought DMX’s masters for $10 million to give to his children for free.

Read this next: The best East Coast hip hop tracks

A memorial date has not yet been announced, but Mike Spano, Mayor of DMX’s hometown, Yonkers, suggested it could take place at the Yonkers Raceway.

The venue holds a 7500 capacity, but numbers would be reduced due to the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The family are reported to be finalising plans for both a private and public memorial this week.

[Via Unilad]

Read this next: Ty and the history of UK rap

Load the next article
Loading...
Loading...