DMX’s family has taken to social media to warn the general public not to fall for scammers that will try to dupe people by claiming to raise funds for DMX’s funeral and further said they’re not strapped for cash, and is NOT asking the public to chip in for burial expenses.
X’s direct family members tell TMZ … there’s been a lot of unfounded rumors circulating after DMX’s death last week, including a particularly absurd one — namely, that his inner circle is raising money to help pay for his upcoming funeral.
According to TMZ, it was reported that his family members are absolutely not raising money, and they actually want the public to know any campaigns suggesting the contrary are completely bogus, and not connected to the family at all.
The family says it’s aware there is any number of flat-out scammers out there soliciting money in X’s name and they just want fans to be wary and vigilant.
As it’s already known, the popular rapper died few days ago while on life support following a heart attack he suffered after overdosing on drugs.
Here’s another thing folks should be on the lookout for our sources say X’s family is also NOT selling any DMX merch at this time, so if you’re seeing stuff hitting the market now — his family didn’t authorize it, and they’re not profiting from it.
Another rumor that’s flying around is that Jay-Z and Beyonce bought DMX’s masters for a cool $10 mil with the idea of making sure his kids can reap the profits down the line. However, DMX’s family has set that record straight and says X’s masters aren’t in play with Jay Z and Beyonce at all. According to them, some are still under Def Jam control but not outrightly owned by Jay.
“Thus far, X has been honored in a few non-official ways since his passing — fans created a makeshift memorial outside the hospital he was being treated, and there was also a prayer vigil held a few days before he died.
We also know X will be honored in some capacity in his hometown of Yonkers, where the Mayor suggested the fam hold a public memorial at its famous raceway. Like we said, a public and private service are currently in the works, and plans are being finalized this week,” TMZ reported.