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DMX left an estate worth less than $50,000 when he died on April 9. He did not have a will or life insurance.

The rapper's 15 children will share whatever is left over from his estate after the lawyers and creditors take their cut.

The hip-hop star's platinum records sold more than 74 million copies, but his estate will likely be worth less than $50,000, according to court papers.

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DMX, real name Earl Simmons, didn't leave behind enough money to care for his 15 children -- some of whom are still minors.

The first challenges to DMX's estate came from DMX's adult daughters Sasha Simmons and Jada Oden, and his sons Xavier, Tacoma and Sean Simmons.

The women estimate DMX's estate is worth $50,000, while his sons put the value of the estate at less than $1 million.

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Both groups of children are seeking to become administrators of their late father's estate, the NY Daily News reports.

A source familiar with the estate told the News that the estate's value could increase dramatically in the coming years thanks to the popularity of his catalog, with rap classics like "Party Up (In Here)," "Slippin'" and "Get At Me Dog."

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Irv Gotti has apologized for saying DMX's death was caused by smoking a "bad dose of crack mixed with fentanyl."

The hip-hop mogul, who helped discover the late rapper, admits he was "talking out of turn" when he suggested DMX died from smoking crack mixed with fentanyl during a chat with Chicago's 107.5 WGCI late last month.

"They said it was a bad dose of crack, and they said some drug fentanyl was mixed in with the crack and that's what made him overdose," Gotti told the morning show. "Then when he got to the hospital, he got diagnosed with COVID and he couldn’t breathe..., so that's why he had to get hooked up to the ventilator."

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Initially it was reported that DMX died after suffering a heart attack, brought on by a drug overdose.

But DMX's family members said he received a Covid-19 vaccine a few days before he passed, and that drugs were not involved in his death.

Gotti's interview drew backlash from his peers, including 50 Cent and Swizz Beatz (pictured below with DMX).

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"1st off. Let me say again. How much I love my n**ga X," Gotti wrote... "Now Everything I said. Had already been reported in the media. If you look back at media outlets. everything I said had been out there already. I did not break anything I said. But you know what. I understand. No one wanted to hear it from me. And for that I am truly sorry."

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Gotti also personally apologized to DMX's ex-wife, Tashera Simmons, for commenting about the rapper's death.

"I apologize for talking out of turn," he wrote. "In my defense. I honestly thought I wasn't saying anything that everyone didn't hear already. If anyone thinks the love I have for X is nothing but genuine unconditional love. Just look at our history. Really look at it. And there is no way you can think that."

DMX's official cause of death has not been released by the coroner's office.

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Fans of rapper DMX, aka Dark Man X, lined the streets outside Brooklyn's Barclay Center where his star-studded memorial is being held.

DMX's casket arrived on the back of a monster truck escorted by bikers and record label executives wearing Ruff Ryders gear.

The rapper, real name Earl Simmons, died on April 9 at age 50 from a heart attack after an apparent drug overdose.

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DMX's family and friends will be in attendance at his Celebration of Life ceremony on Saturday at 4 pm ET. The memorial service is closed to the public, but fans can view the ceremony live on his YouTube channel here.

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A second celebrity tribute to DMX will be broadcast live on BET Sunday at 2:30 pm ET from a church in New York City.

Tune into the livestream here.

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DMX will be remembered with a virtual memorial service live-streamed from the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, April 24.

The hip-hop legend, real name Earl Simmons, passed away on April 9, after suffering a heart attack at his home on April 2nd. He was 50.

DMX's family and friends will be in attendance at his Celebration of Life ceremony on Saturday at 4 pm ET. Fans are invited to watch the homegoing ceremony via live-stream over on DMX's official YouTube channel.

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A statement explained that attendance is restricted to family and close friends "solely due to health and safety guidelines" due to Covid.

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.

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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.

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

Tune into the livestream here on Saturday.

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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.