The hip-hop icon, real name Earl Simmons, was hospitalized after he suffered a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack on April 2. He died on Friday, April 9, at the age of 50.
After his death, rumours surfaced that Beyoncé and her Jay-Z had purchased the late rapper’s master recordings for $10million. However, this has been dismissed by the family of DMX.
In a statement shared by Complex, DMX’s family said: ‘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.’
The family also warned members of the public not to get scammed by people trying to raise money for the Party Up hitmaker’s funeral.
They added: ‘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.’
In other news, streams of the late music legend’s tunes have rocketed by 928 percent since his passing on April 9. A total of 75.7 million audio and video streams were counted on April 9 and 10, compared to 7.36 million on April 7 and 8.