- DMX's family is worried about scammers who have been trying to make money off the rapper's death recently
- A few people have started accounts on social media asking for money and pretending to be related to the rapper
- Other rumours about sale and ownership DMX's masters have been going around and have also been confirmed to be untrue
American rapper Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, passed away over the weekend and his family is trying to warn fans about people who want to take advantage. Chancers on social media have created fake accounts asking for the public's assistance in covering funeral costs.
The rapper's family has warned fans to be careful because they are not looking for assistance when it comes to covering DMX's funeral. They've also said that merchandise that is supposedly authorised by them does not exist.
There have also been rumours that DMX's masters have been bought by Beyoncé and Jay-Z but this was confirmed as untrue by Swizz Beatz.
“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,” said the family in a statement.
The family reiterated that if anyone is seeking funding for DMX's funeral, the request is fake and fans should not buy into it.
DMX's funeral is still currently being arranged by his family and plans for a public memorial service are being made.
Briefly News previously reported that a crowd sang DMX's songs as his body left the New York hospital where he died. Even though American rapper Earl Simmons, aka DMX, passed away due to a health-related issue, fans are choosing to remember the music star in a different manner.
Just recently, a video showing the moment his body was being moved from the hospital where he died surfaced in the online community. From indications, the fans had been gathered in front of the hospital waiting for the moment the rapper’s body would be moved.
When it finally happened, they made sure to send him off in a manner that was befitting for one who touched a large percentage of the world with his music.
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