On social media tonight, rumors of DMX’s death were trending. Steve Rifkind, the rapper’s manager, posted on Instagram that the rapper is still alive and on life support. “Please, everybody, stop spreading these rumors,” he said. “DMX is still alive and well. Yes, he is on life support, so it does no one any good to expose them to these false rumors. Allow the family to unwind for a while.
The 50-year-old rapper was hospitalized and in critical condition on April 3, according to TMZ, following a heart attack that was followed by an apparent drug overdose. On April 4, DMX’s manager, Nakia Walker, told the New York Times that he was in a “vegetative condition.” A new round of neurological testing, according to TMZ, has shown no change in DMX’s condition.