The manager of DMX has pleaded with people to stop spreading rumours about the rapper and has confirmed that he is still alive.
The rap legend is currently battling for his life in an intensive care unit in White Plains Hospital in New York after suffering a cardiac arrest on April 2nd. The hashtag #RIPDMX started trending in the United States, and tributes to DMX poured in from fans after comedian and actress Luenell implied that he had died on her story.
“It is over. My friend is gone. Soar with the [birds]. Join the best that ever did it. RIP…… DMX,” Luenell wrote. However, she later deleted the post and said his organ failure meant DMX was “gone” to her.
Now, in a video uploaded to Instagram, DMX’s manager Steve Rifkind confirmed the rapper is still alive and asked fans to stop spreading rumours about his death.
“Yes, he is on life support but please: it’s not helping anybody seeing these false rumours,” he said. “Let the family relax for a night. You’ll be hearing a statement from the family sometime tomorrow… the only thing I ask is stop with the rumours,” Rifkind added.
Speaking with NBC on Wednesday, Rifkind revealed: “DMX is currently on life support and in a coma. There are multiple people with inaccurate information about his well-being and it is not helpful and productive.
“Tomorrow he will undergo further tests on his brain function and his family will determine what’s best from there,” he added.