Hip-hop veteran Master P is keeping DMX on his mind. He’s shown nothing but major support for the New York rapper in light of his hospitalization, but thinks the situation could’ve been avoided.
Master P Claims DMX OD Could Have Been Avoided
Master P says the hip-hop industry waits until something bad happens to a rapper before offering love and support. The New Orleans native called for a union to be made in which artists can be there for each other without something terrible happening first.
“DMX is an icon, and I just hate that we have to wait till something happens to one of these guys, or to one of us, before everybody really starts saying how much they care, and they love you. I mean, we gotta figure out how to prevent that. … Drugs done killed a lot of our great ones, and sent a lot of ’em to prison, and I’m praying for DMX and his family. And I hope that people start celebrating these icons while they’re alive, imagine all the stuff we could’ve prevented for DMX, to help him. I feel like hip-hop need some type of union. The NBA have it. What happens when a guy fall off? After he done sold millions of millions of records—even a female—what happens? … Think about it, the NBA, when they done, they go to SportsCenter, they can sit around—where do hip-hop go? Go back to the hood. There will never be another DMX, he’s one of a kind.”
Royce Da 5’9 Rips NY Post
Detroit rapper Royce Da 5’9 is beyond big mad. The hip-hop veteran has come forward to single out Big Apple publication New York Post for running a disrespectful story on the hospitalized East Coast rap legend.
The Motown heavyweight went to his Instagram page and didn’t hold back on ripping apart the news outlet. Royce shared a snapshot showing the Post’s decision to run a story about real estate DMX has lost during his music career.
“Ayeeeoo @nypost ? Why y’all playing with emotional black people right now? Slow news day today? #SarahPaynter shame on you and whoever let this happen… I guess you CAN love an entire culture while you carry disdain for the people in it… That kind of Devil wears Prada with the Nike Nas Exorcisms… That’s top tier… 👹”
DMX’s Condition Isn’t Improving, According To Manager
DMX was taken to a New York hospital last Friday night after he suffered a heart attack that was believed to be brought on by a drug overdose. The two-time AMA winner for Favorite Rap Artist (2000, 2001) has since been in a coma and on life support, says his manager, Steve Rifkind.
“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. … He will undergo further tests on his brain function and his family will determine what’s best from there.” (Statement)
Busta Rhymes Is Rooting For DMX To Pull Through
Fellow NY rap legend Busta Rhymes is pulling for DMX. Busta took to Instagram to share their 30 years of friendship. He shared an emotional video of himself and X and offered up a message of love in such a dire time.
“31 YRS OF FRIENDSHIP!! X WE NEEEEEED YOU PLEASE PULL THROUGH!! Love you @mainohustlehard”