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Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Mavado & More Dancehall Artists Tribute DMX


Dancehall artists are reacting to the death of DMX.

Rapper DMX has died at 50 years old after being on life support for the past week. X was hospitalized after a heart attack on Friday night. TMZ reported that it was caused by a drug overdose. The rapper had been battling drug addiction for most of his life, as he once admitted that he was first exposed to substances as a teenager by someone he looked up to. DMX was really trying to turn his life around in recent years, and even though he relapsed at times, he became an even bigger inspiration in recent times when he began to openly discuss his faith, his desire to fulfill his purpose and educate the youth on the dangers of substance abuse.

The rapper’s family said a statement today that he loved his family very much, and they will cherish the moments they spent with him. “We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days,” the family’s statement began. “Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him.”

On social media, tributes are pouring in from fans and industry players who are disheartened by the loss of this rap legend. Dancehall artists are also reacting to DMX’s unfortunate passing on Instagram. Sean Paul shared a photo of the departed rapper writing, “R.I.P BIG G. TNX U 4 ALL U HAVE GIVEN US. CONDOLENCES 2 UR FAM FRENZ AN FANZ. U ARE MISSED. @dmx.” Mavado shared a similar post captioning DMX’s photo, “RIP to a real dog.”

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Beenie Man’s tribute appeared emotional as he had to say goodbye to a longtime friend. Alongside a recent photo of X, the dancehall veteran wrote, “My Brother, this one is hefty, but we are going to stay strong. Blessings for the impact, the hard work the friendship, and GREAT MUSIC. Rest up @dmx.”

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Dancehall legend Shaggy wrote, “R.I.P. to the G.O.A.T. @dmx Rest well my brother!! Condolences to the family!”

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The music industry and the world at large are saddened by the loss of this soul. May DMX rest in eternal peace.

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DMX Remains On Life Support Despite Lawyer Claiming Otherwise


A lawyer who says he is representing DMX is backtracking off his previous statement that the rapper is off life support and breathing on his own.

The attorney admits that there is still a lot of concern regarding his condition. “It would be disingenuous of me to suggest that I’m not a worried man at this particular point,” the lawyer told Rolling Stone.

The “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, suffered a heart attack caused by an overdose at around 11 pm yesterday at his home.

Richman told the media that he was hospitalized immediately and listed in “grave condition.” The 50-year-old artiste had to be resuscitated by medical personnel at the White Plains New York critical care unit.

Richman released a statement after the incident, “I received a call this morning that Earl Simmons was in the hospital, at the White Plains Hospital, and that he had had a heart attack, and I’m not sure how it was induced and that he’s on life support.”

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It is not disclosed what the rapper overdosed on, but DMX has never been one to hide his struggles with cocaine addiction and has sought rehabilitation several times.

In 2017, the rapper reportedly checked into a rehab facility, and later in October 2019. He also did the same while he was celebrating the 20th anniversary of this platinum debut album, “It Dark and Hell is Hot,” on tour. According to The Grio, DMX said that the first time he ever used crack cocaine was at age 14 when his mentor gave him a blunt that he did not know was laced with crack.

In 2013 on an episode of the OWN series Iyanla: Fix My Life, DMX opened up about his issues with substance abuse to the host Iyanla Vanzant.

“I will always have a drug problem. Just because you stop getting high doesn’t mean you don’t still have the problem, because it’s a constant fight every day,” the rapper said.

Fans and colleagues are praying for the artiste’s recovery, hoping that he is not defeated in his everyday fight, even though it is difficult.

Celebrities including Tyrese, Casanova, T.I, Justin Laboy, and Trevor Jackson sent tributes to the artiste, urging him to keep fighting and the public to keep praying.

DMX’s lawyer later released a new statement saying that he was “given wrong information.” It is now being reported that the rapper is still on life support, although it is unconfirmed the true status of his condition at this time.

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