Swizz Beatz Asks Kanye West to Attend DMX’s Funeral
On Tuesday (April 20), Page Six announced that the Bronx-bred producer had reached out to Kanye West to attend DMX’s funeral. The service is set to take place on Sat., April 24 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The ceremony will happen two weeks after the 50-year-old rapper’s death was announced on April 9. The proceedings will not be open to fans despite the event space’s 19,000 person capacity. Fans of the It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot MC can, however, watch the wake via Livestream, according to the news outlet.
It’s assumed that DMX and Kanye West had a semi-close relationship after the “Ruff Ryder’s Anthem” MC appeared at ‘Ye’s Sunday Service in May 2019.
“I am the object of your affection, your favor surrounds me as a shield and the first thing that people come in contact with is my favored shield,” X starts, delivering a prayer. “Doors that were once closed are now open for me. I receive preferential treatment and special privileges. I am God’s favorite child.”
Details surrounding the veteran rapper’s memorial service began to emerge late last week (April 16). TMZ confirmed the rapper’s service would be taking place at the Barclays Center on April 24 with a private funeral service for X’s close friends and family being held on Sun., April 25.
DMX‘s death was confirmed on April 9 in a statement from the rapper’s team. X passed away after suffering an alleged overdose that resulted in a fatal heart attack that took place on April 2.
There is currently no word on if Kanye West will be attending DMX’s funeral.
Rest in peace, X.
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