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Stacey Dash trended on social media when she became emotional after discovering that rapper DMX died over a year ago.

DMX, born Earl Simmons, died of a cocaine-induced heart attack in White Plains, NY on April 9, 2021. He was 50.

Stacey felt ashamed that she was one of the few people who didn’t know DMX was dead.

“Okay y’all. I’m ashamed… I didn’t know DMX died, I didn’t know, from a cocaine overdose,” she cried. “I am, I am today six years and one month clean. It breaks my heart, it breaks my heart. He lost to it, he lost. He lost to that demon of addiction.”

She begged her followers to stay off the drugs. “Please, please don’t lose,” she cried.

She captioned her TikTok video:

“I was strolling [sic] through #tiktok and found a #DMX song that has saved me many times. Suddenly it says #RIP. I know I am late, i did not know he passed away, he #OD I am heartbroken – he was such a great guy.”

Black Twitter didn’t believe Stacey’s tears were genuine. Singer, actor Tyrese was among the many doubters.

“Ain’t no way this is real,” he tweeted.

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Yet others acknowledged that some people don’t live their entire lives on social media. So they may not know that celebrities died of drug overdoses.

Watch the video and read reactions on Twitter below.