DMX's Official Manager Shuts Down ‘RIP DMX’ Madness


White Plains, NY – An egregious #RIPDMX Twitter hashtag started making the rounds again on Thursday night (April 8), causing chaos around DMX’s current medical condition. Shortly after the madness ensued, DMX’s official manager Steve Rifkind issued a statement via Instagram.

“Everybody, please stop posting with these rumors,” Rifkind says in the clip. “DMX is still alive. Yes, he is on life support, but please. It’s not helping anybody by seeing these false rumors. Let the family relax for a night.

“You will be hearing a statement from the family sometime tomorrow. I’ve been with DMX for the past three years, so the only thing I ask is just stop with the rumors. He is still alive and he is still on life support.”

The Ruff Ryders legend underwent a battery of tests on Wednesday (April 7) to determine how much brain damage had been done during the 30 minutes he was without oxygen following a reported drug overdose and subsequent heart attack last week.

The Simmons family now has a difficult decision to make. The results of the tests arrived on Thursday (April 8) and showed DMX hasn’t regained any brain function over the last six days.

Rifkind previously stated “the family would determine what’s best from there,” so they’re likely meeting with doctors and specialists in order to determine the best route to take. HipHopDX will provide official updates when they become available.