In the wake of DMX’s death on Friday after suffering a heart attack, his family has issued a statement regarding rumors that have circulated regarding the masters to his recordings and, apparently, people selling merchandise or claiming to be raising funds for the funeral of the rapper, whose born name was Earl Simmons.

“There have been a few rumors 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 merch or raising money for Earl’s funeral.  If anyone is requesting for 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.

The statement does not provide any further information about a funeral or memorial service.

The family announced DMX’s death in a statement on Friday.

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