Swizz Beatz Keeps It Real at DMX’s Memorial
Swizz Beatz, DMX’s producer on numerous projects, was one of many who shared a few sincere words about the Ruff Ryders rapper. During his memorial speech, he reminded people to show up for others before they’re gone. DMX struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues, which led to his untimely death at the age of 50.
“Words can’t describe our loss, but our gain is heavy as well because we got a real serious person upstairs that’s looking down on us, and that’s going to guide us through our journey,” he said. “I just wish all these people showed up for him when he was here. You got thousands of people claiming who they are and tickets and things like that.”
He continued, “This man needed everybody. He didn’t need everybody when he’s not here, he needed everybody when he was here. We have to learn to celebrate each other while we’re here.”
Swizz Commented on The Integrity of Tributes
Following DMX’s death, endless tributes filled social media feeds, but Swizz Beatz was painfully aware not all of them were genuine. He warned of potential snakes slithering around once a person has passed.
“I don’t want y’all to show up to my shit when I’m gone, unless you was showing up while I was here,” he added. “I want to be sent off with the same love that I had when you were standing next to me.
The things that I’m witnessing from my brother’s passing was a big educational thing for me to learn. I’m glad I got to see it at this age. A lot of people aren’t your friends, a lot of people aren’t your family.”
Irv Gotti Shares DMX’s Cause of Death
According to Murder Inc. co-founder Irv Gotti, DMX died after ingesting a bad batch of crack-cocaine. It was reportedly laced with fentanyl. The powerful drug allegedly triggered a heart attack and he was never able to recover. In fact, toxicology reports are still pending.