According to TMZ, DMX is still struggling for his life after suffering a heart attack on Friday due to an apparent opioid overdose. Over 500 people gathered outside on Monday, April 5 to pray for the Yonkers, New York MC, who is still in a hospital in White Plains, NY. The actor from Cradle 2 The Grave is said to be unconscious and in a vegetative state.
DJ Funkmaster Flex of Hot 97 in New York spoke with Page Six to wish DMX well and to clarify that the music industry is full of vultures who will continue to feed an addiction rather than helping you as long as they can benefit.
“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,” explained the DJ to Page Six. “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.”
After the news of DMX’s hospitalization broke, DJ Funkmaster Flex has challenged what he considers false love, reasoning that some of his friends had to have heard about his current troubles before they imploded.
“I know he shares his demons, and we may have to amplify that demon and amplify his story and his feelings so that the next generation can kind of see a little better, a little clearer. People can find the picture… that they had with the person that’s going through a tragedy in 30 seconds… but you haven’t called that person in 10 years,” Flex further commented to the newspaper.
“Let me see the picture of you when you went afterwards to his house because you was so concerned. I never see that picture where they go to the house. Nipsey Hussle passed away and every washed-up rapper made a pilgrimage to LA to go to the Marathon store to take a picture or to get their cards swiped. Bro Nipsey needed that support when he was alive.”
Murray Richman, DMX’s longtime lawyer, stated to CNN on Sunday that the Ruff Ryder MC had also been placed on a ventilator to help him breathe.