DMX’s Family Warns Fans Of Scammers Pretending To Raise Money For His Funeral + Deny Reports Beyonce & Jay-Z Bought His Masters For $10 Million
Just days after DMX’s family confirmed his tragic death, they are now warning of scammers who claim to be raising money for the late rapper’s funeral service.
They made it clear in a statement to TMZ that they have the funeral covered. They sent out a warning and said any attempt to raise funds on their behalf is a scam.
They also told fans to look out for anyone selling DMX merchandise under their name, as they aren’t affiliated with that either. The Party Up rapper’s family said they haven’t given the green light on any products sold, and aren’t making any money off of them.
They continued to shut down speculation that DMX’s (born Earl Simmons) masters were purchased amid reports that Beyonce and Jay-Z bought them for $10 million and will give them to his children for free.
DMX’s family said in a statement, according to Variety,
“There have been a few rumors 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. If anyone is requesting for 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
They first released a statement announcing his passing on Friday (April 9th).
“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. 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. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized.”
He suffered a heart attack a week before.
Continued prayers for DMX’s family, fans, and loved ones during this time.