UPDATE (May 1): Irv Gotti has posted a message on his Instagram, apologizing for his comments and expressing how much he loved DMX.
The message: “1st off. Let me say again. How much I love my nigga X. The fact that this is coming into Question is the only reason why I feel the need to address the bullshit. I love X and love him Unconditionally and that won’t change til I die. Dog Love. Now the interview I did for @wgci and @kendragmedia is the interview where I said what I said about DMX. Now Everything I said. Had already been reported in the media. If you look back at @balleralert and @theshaderoom and other media outlets. everything I said had been out there already. I did not break anything I said. But you know what. I understand. No one wanted to hear it from me. And for that I am truly sorry. To ever make people think. I don’t love my nigga X. Anybody that knows me or knew X. Cannot ever front like me and X didn’t share a special bond. I put my whole career on the line for X. And did things for X that is unquestionable. Our relationship grew and grew to the point where I feel I understood X and the love he wanted. That’s why I say DOG LOVE. Unconditional LOVE is what I gave X. It didn’t matter to me anything he was doing. I loved him. And always would try and do the best for him. I spoke with @tasherasimmons Who I love also. And I apologized as soon as I seen it went left. I explained to her I was only saying things that I heard reported already. To which she said they don’t know if it’s real yet. They are waiting for the doctors to come back and tell them. Then which I apologized even more. For repeating what had been reported. I apologize to my brothers @general_over_everything and @waahdean They know exactly where my heart is with X. And where my heart is with them. We have done things together. That will never change how I feel about them. They are my brothers. Again. I apologize for talking out of turn. In my defense. I honestly thought I wasn’t saying anything that everyone didn’t hear already. If anyone thinks the love I have for X is nothing but genuine unconditional love. Just look at our history. Really look at it. And there is no way you can think that. Love you X. Until I die and see you again.”
The passing of DMX has left all of us sad and his close friend Swizz Beatz definitely isn’t here for any unnecessary comments about his death, especially when the grief is still fresh. He has called out old associate Irv Gotti on it.
Irv Gotti recently did an interview where he commented on DMX’s death claiming that he received information from the family that the rapper died due to a bad dose of crack mixed with Fentanyl. “They said it was a bad dose of crack and they said some drug Fentanyl was mixed with the crack and that’s what made him overdose,” he said.
He had also added that X was diagnosed with Covid-19 once he reached the hospital, although an earlier source said he did not have the virus. “When when he got to the hospital, he got diagnosed with COVID and he couldn’t breathe. You know that COVID messes with your respiratory system, so that’s why he had to get hooked up to the ventilator. But they said before he did, he was brain died.’”
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We all know 50 Cent isn’t a fan of Irv so he posted a clip of the businessman claiming the above about DMX, writing in the caption, “This guy is a idiot, did he just say DMX died from smoking crack and fentanyl! why would he say that?”
Swizz certainly seemed to agree, leaving a comment on his post: “Bozo moves can’t lie” assisted by a clown emoji. See it above. Irv hasn’t addressed it yet.
DMX’s family and friends hosted a “Celebration of Life Memorial” last Saturday at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center followed by a private ceremony on Sunday.