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Days after rap legend DMX died, rumors spread that Jay Z and Beyonce purchased his masters for his 15 children.

However, DMX's family says the rumors are not true.

DMX, real name Earl Simmons, died a week after he allegedly overdosed on drugs. He was 50.

Rumors swirled that Jay Z and his wife, Beyonce snapped up the late rapper's master recordings for $10 million as part of a lucrative deal.

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Streams and downloads of DMX's songs soared after his death. A total of 75.7 million audio and video streams were counted on April 9 and 10, WENN.com reported.

Rumor had it that Jay and Bey planned to split the proceeds from the streaming sales with DMX's 15 children.

But the late rapper's family members shot down the rumors.

"No one has bought Earl's masters," the family said in a statement to Billboard.

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The family also urged fans to be aware of anyone selling merchandise to raise funds for DMX's funeral.

"Additionally, we are not selling any merch (merchandise) or raising money for Earl's funeral. If anyone is requesting for money for his funeral please be aware the person is a scammer. We will keep the public posted on funeral/memorial service arrangements."

In a separate statement to Complex, DMX's family said: "There have been a few rumors following our loved one, Earl Simmons', passing that we'd like to clear up. No one has bought Earl’s masters."

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Lil Nas X spoke out about rumors that DMX's death was a blood sacrifice because he died on LNX's birthday.

DMX died on April 9, and coincidentally, LNX was born on April 9, 1999. That was too many 9s for some people who follow numerology.

One conspiracy theorist tweeted: "DMX was a sacrifice as he died on Lil Nas X bday. No such thing as chance."

Lil Nas X retweeted the post and wrote, "it genuinely scares me knowing how crazy you n****s are."

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LNX was already upset about tweets calling for his death before DMX passed away on his birthday.

After DMX died, Sada Baby wished death on LNX by tweeting, "Lord we said Nas X, not DMX."

After some backlash, Sada Baby clarified that he wasn't really wishing death on Lil Nas X, he was annoyed over the controversy surrounding LNX's recent Lucifer-themed music video and "Satan Shoes."

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Rap fans groaned when reports spread that hip-hop star Black Rob was hospitalized with an unknown illness last week.

The rapper, born Robert Ross, trended on Twitter.com after a video showed him in the hospital a day after rap legend DMX died.

Rob, 51, is best known for his hit song "Whoah!", which peaked at number 43 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in 2000.

Fans were concerned for Rob's health because he looked frail and weak.

Rob said: "What's goin' on. I don't know what the pain is, the pain is crazy man. It's helping me out though, but it's making me realize I got a lot to go on."

A day later, another video surfaced in which Rob said he is homeless and living from pillar to post.

Atlanta author Patrick "Big Cheez" Goines offered Rob a place to stay until he gets back on his feet.

Industry veteran Mark Curry gave an update:

"Black Rob just got discharged from the hospital," he said. "It's overwhelming to see how many people care about our legends... I don't know who put it out there... but, he's good!"

A GoFundMe account raised $10,000 of a $50,000 goal for medical expenses.

On Saturday, Rob updated his Instagram account with a message about clout chasing bloggers.

"Don’t always believe what the media post with out true context! Cats always wants to spread negativity for a come up!"
 

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Missy Elliott, Eve, Ludacris, T.I., Viola Davis, and Chance the Rapper are among the celebrities leading the tributes to rap legend DMX who passed away at age 50 on Friday, April 9.

DMX, real name Earl Simmons, died one week after he was hospitalized following a heart attack.

Missy Elliott was among the first to take to Twitter to send her condolences to his loved ones.

"Even through you had battles you TOUCHED so many through your MUSIC and when you would PRAY so many people FELT THAT!," she wrote. "This is heavy for the HipHop family but your LEGACY LIVES ON & SPIRIT. Continued Prayers for X family & friends for STRENGTH/HEALING (sic)".

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Actress Viola Davis tweeted: "RIP DMX. I pray for the comfort of your children and loved ones [praying hands emoji]."

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Rapper Ludacris posted on Instagram. "The Impact That this Man made on The Culture is Unprecedented. I Have So Many Great Stories Of Hanging With X that I will truly Cherish for the Rest Of my Life. One of the Most Genuine & Passionate Human Beings I've ever had the pleasure of Sharing Memorable Time & Energy With. Rest In Peace Soldier (sic)".

Chance The Rapper tweeted simply, "Rest in Heaven DMX."

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While disgraced rapper Tip "T.I." Harris tweeted: "Rest In Peace to a cultural icon. There are no words that can mend the loss the hip-hop community felt today," and Ice-T shared, "Very Very Very few will EVER do it like you homie…. Man! This sucks… Tooooo Fn (f**king) young to go. Rest easy X."

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DMX's former Ruff Ryders Entertainment labelmate and former rapper Eve also paid her respects on Twitter.

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"#mydog I know that you are in the place of peace you deserve. I will be forever grateful to have known you. You were one of the most special people I have ever met. Full of Humor, talent, wisdom and love and most of all loyalty. This world has lost a REAL ONE but the heavens have gained an ANGEL. May you Rest".

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Original Ruff Ryders artist Swizz Beatz (left) has yet to issue a statement, but he shared a captionless image of his late pal on his Instagram Story timeline on Friday.

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Officials at DMX's previous label, Def Jam Recordings, also issued a statement, expressing their heartache at his untimely death.

"DMX was a brilliant artist and an inspiration to millions around the world," it read. "His message of triumph over struggle, his search for the light out of darkness, his pursuit of truth and grace brought us closer to our own humanity.

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"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all those who loved him and were touched by him. DMX was nothing less than a giant. His legend will live on forever."

Other tributes were written by Questlove, M.I.A., Tom Morello, Black Eyed Peas' apl.de.ap, singer Kehlani, and Jada Pinkett Smith, as well as sports stars LeBron James and Adrian Peterson, and wrestling legend Iron Sheik.
 

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Rapper Dark Man X, aka DMX, has died at age 50. The beloved rapper was taken off life support after brain scans showed very little brain activity.

DMX, born Earl Simmons, was admitted to a hospital in White Plains, NY on Friday, April 2, after he suffered a heart attack. Sources told TMZ that the rapper overdosed on drugs.

However, his family said DMX's heart attack may have been in "reaction to the vaccine".

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In a statement on Thursday, the family said drugs were not involved in the rapper's condition.

"[DMX] got the vaccine when they opened it up to people over 50. He got it so that he could go travel and perform, stuff like that," the statement read. "He took that vaccine, and he had a heart attack. I'm not saying the vaccine did it, but he never had a heart attack before."

DMX rose to fame in the early 1990s after his debut album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot received critical acclaim. The album sold over 251,000 copies within its first week of release.

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DMX's manager dismissed reports that he is brain dead after comedienne Luenell tweeted that her friend was "gone."

Luenell caused an uproar on Twitter on Thursday night, April 8, when she tweeted: "It is over. My friend is gone. Soar w/ the (doves emoji). Join the best that ever did it. RIP... DMX." The post was later deleted.

"RIP DMX" and "Rest in Power DMX" started trending on Twitter.com, causing DMX's manager Steve Rifkind to deny the rumors.

In a video message, Rifkind said: "Please stop posting these rumors, DMX is still alive. Yes, he is still on life support but it is not helping anybody by seeing these false rumors."

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DMX welcomed his fifteenth child in 2016. He broke down while discussing his mother in a 2012 interview. "Not once has she ever told me she loved me," he said.

On February 10, 2016, DMX was found unresponsive in a Ramada Inn parking lot in Yonkers. He was revived with Narcan and rushed to a hospital. He told doctors he suffered an asthma attack at the time.

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DMX's family insists he received the experimental mRNA Covid-19 vaccine days before suffering a heart attack.

The 50-year-old rapper, born Earl Simmons, was admitted to the intensive care unit at a White Plains, NY hospital on Friday, April 2.

It was widely reported that DMX suffered a heart attack after overdosing on drugs. TMZ claimed his brain was deprived of oxygen for 30 minutes.

However, his family said DMX's heart attack may have been in "reaction to the vaccine".

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In a statement on Thursday, the family said drugs were not involved in the rapper's condition.

"[DMX] got the vaccine when they opened it up to people over 50. He got it so that he could go travel and perform, stuff like that," the statement read. "He took that vaccine, and he had a heart attack. I'm not saying the vaccine did it, but he never had a heart attack before."

DMX is reportedly in a "vegetative state" with minimal brain activity. His family is considering taking him off of life support machines.

Brain scan tests on Wednesday determined his minimal brain activity had not improved since Friday.

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DMX's manager dismissed reports that he is brain dead after comedienne Luenell tweeted that her friend was "gone."

Luenell caused an uproar on Twitter on Thursday night, April 8, when she tweeted: "It is over. My friend is gone. Soar w/ the (doves emoji). Join the best that ever did it. RIP... DMX." The post was later deleted.

"RIP DMX" and "Rest in Power DMX" started trending on Twitter.com, causing DMX's manager Steve Rifkind to deny the rumors.

In a video message, Rifkind said: "Please stop posting these rumors, DMX is still alive. Yes, he is still on life support but it is not helping anybody by seeing these false rumors."

He also said DMX's family plan to release a statement "sometime" on Friday, April 9.

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Claudia Jordan deleted her tweet and apologized after saying DMX had died. But reports have emerged that he is still on life support.

DMX is in a vegetative state in an intensive care unit in White Plains, NY, after suffering a heart attack following an apparent drug overdose.

According to reports, brain scans show very little brain activity. If that's the case, the rapper is no longer with us. But Jordan jumped the gun by tweeting out he is dead before the family acknowledged he was taken off life support.

"Rest in Paradise DMX," she wrote on Tuesday, April 6.

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Maybe she knows something the public doesn't know? Still, it's common decency to wait until the family releases a statement acknowledging that he was taken off of life support.

Twitter was not having any of the disrespect toward a rap legend who is still above ground. Fans tore the former beauty queen a new one.

"Now look at you getting chewed up," tweeted one follower. Another follower added: "Chewed up like a dollar store steak."

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DMX is still on life support at a White Plains, NY hospital after suffering a heart attack following an apparent drug overdose last week.

According to his manager, DMX tested positive for the coronavirus after he was admitted to the ICU.

It isn't clear if he has an active infection or if he tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies. Testing positive for antibodies means he was exposed to the virus previously.

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The 50-year-old rapper, born Earl Simmons, is reportedly lying in a "vegetative state" in an intensive care unit on Friday night. His brain scans show very little activity and he is not expected to recover.

TMZ reports that his brain was deprived of oxygen for 30 minutes. But he would be dead if that was the case. No human can survive without oxygen for 30 minutes.

Only one visitor is allowed to visit DMX in the ICU. Visitors include his mother, fiancee, and some of his 15 children.

Most patients who test positive for the coronavirus aren't allowed visitors at all -- even if they are in private rooms.

Covid-19 causes death in less than 1% of people who contract the virus. The majority of deaths are among people over 65. Other factors include preexisting medical conditions, cardiac problems, respiratory disorders, obesity, diabetes, smokers and those who are HIV positive.

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DJ Funkmaster Flex ripped into DMX's music industry "friends" for not helping him when he was struggling with drug addiction.

The New York deejay took aim at DMX's music industry pals for not helping the troubled rapper beat his drug addiction.

The 50-year-old Ruff Ryders star is currently in a "vegetative state," at a Plains, NY hospital, according to reports.

He reportedly suffered a heart attack overdosing on drugs on Friday, April 2. Speaking to Page Six about DMX, Flex said, "(The music business) is a gorilla. It's a bottomless pit of happiness or depression. I don’t wanna say people don't help you but I do want to say there are people who actually know (when a star is struggling, but don't help) sometimes.

He continued: "You don't always get the best help when money is being made. It's rough for someone like a DMX who may be in a mental and emotional state of childhood trauma that has happened to him and then being thrown into the money and fame."

Flex hopes DMX's story will serve as a cautionary tale for up-and-coming rappers: "I know he shares his demons and we may have to amplify that demon and amplify his story and his feelings so that the next generation can kind of see a little better, a little clearer."

DMX's drug addictions started at age 14 when he was tricked into smoking a marijuana cigarette laced with cocaine.

DMX, which stands for Dark Man X, rose to fame in the early 1990s when his debut album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot sold over 251,000 copies within its first week of release.

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A vigil was held for him outside the Hospital on Monday April 5. DMX's ex-wife Tashera Simmons (left) and his fiancee Desiree Lindstrom (right) were among those in attendance.

DMX's family, friends and supporters played his music and recalled their favorite memories of the star, who was born Earl Simmons. Some of his 15 children were also present.

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Rapper Dark Man X, aka DMX, is said to be in "grave condition" after an apparent drug overdose on Friday night. Sources tell TMZ that the rapper, born Earl Simmons, might not make it.

Sources close to the 50-year-old rapper say the drug overdose triggered a heart attack at his home around 11 p.m.

DMX was rushed to a hospital and is currently in an ICU at a White Plains, NY hospital. According to TMZ, his prognosis is not good.

The rapper is reportedly in a "vegetative state" with "some brain activity."

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DMX rose to fame in the early 1990s after signing to the Ruff Ryder record label. His debut album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot received critical acclaim in 1998.

The album sold over 251,000 copies within its first week of release.

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DMX has battled drug abuse and legal trouble over the years. He was admitted to drug and alcohol rehab facilities multiple times. His last rehab admission was in 2019 after he served a 12-month prison sentence for income tax evasion.

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He has spoken about his drug addictions, which began when he smoked marijuana laced with cocaine at age 14.

The rapper was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a young adult, and has been in and out of prisons since he was a juvenile.

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DMX welcomed his fifteenth child in 2016. He broke down while discussing his mother in a 2012 interview. "Not once has she ever told me she loved me," he said.

On February 10, 2016, DMX was found unresponsive in a Ramada Inn parking lot in Yonkers. He was revived with Narcan and rushed to a hospital. He told doctors he suffered an asthma attack at the time.