American rapper DMX is alive and on life support, his manager said, lambasting a ‘RIP DMX’ rumor started by a comedian’s Instagram post claiming that the hip-hop star was Dead.
“Everybody, please stop with posting these rumors,” manager Steve Rifkind pleaded in a video posted to social media on Thursday.
DMX is still alive. Yes, he is on life support, but please, it’s not helping anybody by having them see these false rumors. Let the family relax for a night.
DMX’s manager confirms he is still alive. Prayers up🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/TmsXdCBBx6
— Hot Freestyle (@HotFreestyle) April 9, 2021
Born Earl Simmons, the 50-year-old Grammy-nominated rapper suffered a heart attack last week, reportedly related to a drug overdose, and has been in critical condition since.
Another of his managers, Nakia Walker, told the New York Times last Sunday that he is in a “vegetative state.”
Twittering Twits Trolling For Likes, Retweets Post ‘DMX Is Dead’
Friday’s RIP DMX rumor mill appeared to be kicked off by comedian Luenell Campbell, who took to Instagram with a post mourning the artist’s death.
She later deleted the missive and issued a sorry, not sorry apology:
“when your spirit leaves and your organs fail you, the body becomes just a shell… That’s what I call gone. I’m sorry to all.”
Luenell, who originally posted an Instagram story that made the public believe DMX had passed away, has now deleted the post and corrected herself.
To every media outlet out there — please be cautious. This is somebody’s life we’re talking about, not simple gossip. pic.twitter.com/zxfal05Unp
— Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) April 9, 2021
Of course, DMX fans were not only outraged over Luenell doing her best CNN reporting.
But also for her ‘sorry, not sorry’ apology.
So DMX isn't dead? Luenell need her whole ass whooped for causing a RIP DMX scare pic.twitter.com/xMRTmRqKQi
— Jamius (@freelanceburner) April 9, 2021
They Don’t Call Twitter Gutter Trash For Nothing
Luenell deleting her DMX fake news, and issuing her oops, my bad apology, as well as Rifkind’s appeal.
Here’s A Few RIP DMX Twitter Users Looking For Likes Who Refuse To Delete Their #RIPDMX Tweet Despite Other Users Responding ‘He’s Still Alive!’
— .KP.datPiff (@KPdatpiff) April 9, 2021
Dmx reunited with Aaliyah hit different 🥀 👼 😔 #ripdmx
Gone but not forgotten pic.twitter.com/F6P4LDa7kK
— dmx a legend ➐ (@dmxalegend) April 9, 2021
— AMO AMO (@atinukemo) April 9, 2021
— Speedy Mendoza (@spedonk) April 9, 2021
— DJ DRE | #GetEmDre (@DjDre1990) April 9, 2021
— Emad S (@shata1983) April 9, 2021
— Devin Harrington (@ItsDevinHarr) April 9, 2021