Friday 9 April 2021

DMX death: “The greatest rapper” – M.I Abaga mourns legendary rapper

 Nigerian rapper, M.I Abaga has mourned the death of legendary rapper, DMX with birth name, Earl Simmons who died on Friday in White Plains, N.Y. He was 50.

Taking to his Twitter page, M.I Abaga defined DMX as the greatest rapper for him, as he described him as the reason he took up a career in rap.

See what he wrote below;

The greatest rapper to me.. the reason I started rapping has passed on..

I promised myself I would meet you one day.. now I know my bucket list will never be completed.

Rest in peace Earl. The world was not fair to you but you did your best! 

I love you forever

The Grammy-nominated performer died after suffering “catastrophic cardiac arrest,” according to a statement from the hospital in White Plains, New York, where he died. He was rushed there from his home April 2.

His family’s statement said DMX, whose birth name was Earl Simmons, died with relatives by his side after several days on life support.

“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,” his family said in a statement. “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.”

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