Detroit rapper Royce Da 5’9 is beyond big mad. The hip-hop veteran has come forward to singled out Big Apple publication New York Post for running a disrespectful story on hospitalized East Coast rap legend DMX.
Royce Da 5’9 Rips NY Post
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 X 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 on 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”
Funk Flex Calls Out Music Industry For Not Helping X
Radio veteran Funk Flex is calling out the industry. In light of the hospitalization of DMX, Flex exposed how nobody in the biz helped X despite being aware of what he was going through.
“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)