- Rapper DMX has suffered a major heart attack and was rushed to hospital and placed on life support
- Doctors are concerned that the iconic hip-hop artist is not showing much brain activity
- Fans and celebrities have taken to the internet in reaction to the news of DMX's heart attack
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US Rapper DMX, real name Earl Simmons, has suffered a heart attack and was rushed into hospital and placed on life support.
The hip-hop icon is fighting for his life and things are not looking good. According to the BBC, he was taken off life support and breathing on his own.
However, doctors are concerned as there is very little sign of brain activity. DMX has had a history of substance abuse and it is not known if the heart attack was triggered by an overdose.
The popular rapper has worked with major artists such as Jay-Z, Ja Rule, Eve, LL Cool J. He has even made a couple of appearances in films.
Fans and celebrities have taken to the internet in reaction to the news:
"I love DMX SO MUCH praying hard for the king ."
"My sincere love and prayers go out to my homie @DMX during this difficult time.. Pull through my dude."
"Today is 4/3/21 - it’s only right that we celebrate the talent and genius of my brother @DMX on the 4,3,2,1 song. We Love you X get well fast. ✊."
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that Jay-Z has become more popular for helping a lot of his music peers and US citizens who are struggling financially. The rapper, who is one of the richest rappers in the world, has been praised for helping his former stable mate, DMX, when he was in debt.
During a recent interview on The Breakfast Club, Ruff Ryders founders shared how the Hard Knock Life hitmaker let DMX leave Def Jam without paying a cent of the "about $12 million" he owed the label. Jay had just become the president of Def Jam in 2004 when he let X off the hook.
One of Ruff Ryders founders, Chivon Dean - who revealed that X owed the stable about $12 million - praised Hov for letting DMX leave for Sony.
"And I gotta give it to Hov — X was in debt over there... He released him and wiped off the debt clean and let him go. He didn't have to pay nothing back."
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