A memorial for late rapper DMX will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 24th. According to TMZ, the memorial will only be open to close friends and family. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Barclays Center can only accommodate 10% capacity. The memorial will be live-streamed to give the public a chance to honor DMX with family and friends.
“My brother would take care of everybody before he would take care of himself. I never seen a human like him. The closest I’ve ever seen to a prophet,” Swizz Beatz shared during a heartfelt video tribute to DMX. “His humanitarian work should be celebrated.”
DMX Memorial at Barclays Center
According to sources, DMX’s family decided to hold the memorial at the Barclays Center instead of DMX’s home county at Yonkers Raceway.
Opened in 2012, Barclays is an indoor arena in New York City that is home to the Brooklyn Nets. The venue can seat 19,000 people. In June 2019, DMX made his last stage appearance at the Barclays Center. He was a part of the Masters of Ceremony alongside 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, and other hip-hop artists. He also performed at the arena in 2017 as part of the Ruff Ryders reunion show.
The details of the memorial service are still being ironed out. TMX reported that a church service for DMX’s close family and friends will take place on Sunday, April 25th.
DMX, whose birth name was Earl Simmons, died on Friday, April 9th. He was 50 years old.
The iconic rapper was admitted to the hospital on April 2nd after a drug overdose. He suffered a heart attack and was taken off life support while at White Plains Hospital. DMX was surrounded by family during his final days.
“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.”