The family of legendary American rap artiste, DMX, has raised an alarm over fraudulent funeral fundraisers.
In the wake of DMX’s death on Friday after suffering a heart attack, his family has issued a statement regarding rumours that have circulated regarding the masters to his recordings and people selling merchandise or claiming to be raising funds for the funeral of the rapper, whose real name was Earl Simmons, Yahoonews states.
The statement read, “There have been a few rumours following our loved one, Earl Simmons’, passing that we’d like to clear up. No one has bought Earl’s masters. Additionally, we are not selling any merchandise or raising money for Earl’s funeral.
“If anyone is requesting money for his funeral please be aware the person is a scammer. We will keep the public posted on funeral/memorial service arrangements – Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons’ Family.”
However, the statement does not provide any further information about a funeral or memorial service.