The family of late New York rapper Earl Simmons who was popularly known as DMX (Dark Man X) until he kicked the bucket has raised an alarm over fraudulent funeral fundraisers.
The family of the rapper in a statement issued on Tuesday also addressed rumours that have circulated especially online regarding the masters to his recordings and people selling merchandise or claiming to be raising funds for the funeral of the rapper.
“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 merchandise or raising money for Earl’s funeral.
“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 – Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons’ Family,” the statement by the family added.
DMX died on the 9th of April, 2021, days after suffering a heart attack triggered by drug overdose.
The death of the rapper was admitted to White Plains Hospital in New York City earlier this month was confirmed by his family last Friday which described him as a warrior who fought to the very end.