Radio veteran Funk Flex is calling out the industry. In light of the hospitalization of DMX from a drug overdose-induced heart attack, Flex exposed how nobody in the biz helped X despite being aware of what he was going through.
Funk Flex Calls Out Music Industry For Not Helping DMX
Funk Flex says that industry insiders knew about the demons the New York rap legend was facing. The Hot 97 deejay added that more people should have helped the “Slipping” hip-hop veteran with his struggles and were totally conscious of what was going on.
“The music business is a gorilla. It’s a bottomless pit of happiness or depression I don’t wanna say people don’t help you but I do want to say there are people who actually know [when a star is struggling, but don’t help] sometimes. You don’t always get the best help when money is being made. It’s rough for someone like a DMX who may be in a mental and emotional state of childhood trauma that has happened to him and then being thrown into the money and fame.” (Page Six)
Travis Scott Reveals Favorite X Song
Houston rapper Travis Scott is pulling for DMX’s recovery. The Texas rap heavyweight is one of the latest people to come forward to show his support for the hospitalized music icon.
Cactus Jack spoke to paparazzi about the biggest storyline happening in the entertainment world right now. While brief with his comments, Scott ultimately acknowledged X’s current condition.
“‘What’s My Name,’ Scott said when asked what’s his favorite DMX song. “I love DMX, X for life!” (TMZ)
According to reports, X’s family put together vigil outside the hospital Monday night where the 50-year-old former Ruff Ryders leader is hospitalized.
“We ask that you please keep Earl/DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes, and prayers as well as respect our privacy as we face these challenges,” his family said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. The vigil began at 5 p.m. ET outside White Plains Hospital. (CBS News)
DMX’s Fiancée + Mom Enter ICU
According to reports, X is still fighting for his life and things have continued to keep the world praying for the best. The latest updates reveal both X’s two most important women in his life were granted access into the ICU.
Family sources tell TMZ, X’sfiancée, Desiree Lindstrom, and mom, Arnett Simmons, have been allowed into the ICU to visit DMX, though he is not responsive. As we reported, family sources tell us some of his kids are coming to visit as well and are hopeful they will be allowed in. Steve Rifkind, DMX’s manager, asks TMZ to send this message … “Please pray for him.” (TMZ)
A few days ago, X’s future wife shared footage of them clocking in relationship goals while driving.
“He talking about record us rocking lol he too funny!!!”
DMX Possibly Facing Death
According to reports, the drug overdose took place last Friday before midnight and placed X in a hospital. The OD triggered a heart attack and initial reports claim things are looking grave for the ex-Def Jam icon.
DMX was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York and is in the critical care unit. We’re told he has “some brain activity.” Another source says he’s in a “vegetative state” and doctors have cautioned he may not make it. As we have reported over the years, DMX, who was the cornerstone of the Ruff Ryders label, has battled substance abuse and has been to rehab several times. His last rehab stint back in 2019 came after he completed a 12-month sentence for tax evasion. (TMZ)