Rapper DMX, whose real name was Earl Simmons, died yesterday following complications from a heart attack. The 50-year-old music star was widely reported to have been hospitalized for a drug overdose that induced the heart attack, but a female member of his family told MTO News that he did not take drugs prior to the heart attack. He did, however, receive a Covid vaccination days before.
Editor’s Note: We generally do not post single-source stories. The source for the information—MTO News—is a heavily trafficked site (over 10 million visitors per month) with contacts in the rap world. Though we have not been able to independently confirm the interview with a member of Simmons’ family, we are running the story based on the influence of the source publication.
We have reached out to a representative of his staff for confirmation. As of the writing of this story, only MTO News has been granted an interview and released the information. Some news outlets have picked the story up while a few fact-checkers have “debunked” it, though conspicuously none of the fact-checkers have provided information demonstrating the report is false. They’ve only said that they cannot confirm its validity.
According to MTO News:
MTO News spoke with a member of the Simmons family who believes that it was NOT drugs that caused the heart attack.
In an EXCLUSIVE interview, MTO News spoke with DMX’ family member who told us that the rapper received the COVID vaccine about a week before he suffered from the heart attack.
DMX’s family member told MTO News, “[DMX] got the vaccine when they opened it up to people over 50. He got it so that he could go travel and perform, stuff like that.”
New York State opened up the COVID-19 vaccinations for people over the age of 50 in mid March. And the family member suspects that DMX heart attack could have been a reaction to the vaccine. The family member explained, “Everyone [in the news] keeps saying that [DMX] had a drug overdose. How do they know. I’m in the family and no doctor told me anything about an overdose.”
The family member is FURIOUS about the speculation surrounding DMX drug use. She told MTO News, “Yes he had past issues with drugs. But nobody knows that he had an OD. It’s f**cked up that its being reported like that.”
She told MTO News that she – and the family – are considering taking legal action against news publications prematurely concluding that DMX suffered a drug overdose. But what is clear – according to the family member – is that DMX did take the Covid vaccine.
Chances are very high that we will not receive much more confirmation about this, especially from mainstream media. Only the family, hospital personnel, or others close to DMX could confirm or deny it, and other than the interview on MTO News, there has been no informed word one way or another. But we do know this. Unless the family makes a statement regarding the Covid vaccine, this story will be treated as “debunked” by those with an agenda to promote the Covid vaccine to everyone, especially African-Americans.
We’ve seen similar actions by the vaccine-loving mainstream media when it comes to the Covid “vaccine” and celebrity deaths, particularly when the celebrities are Black. Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron’s death was instantly ruled by the media as completely unrelated to the Covid vaccine that he very publicly took two weeks before dying.
Boxing legend Thomas Hearns posted to Instagram that former opponent Marvelous Marvin Hagler was struggling with the Covid vaccine a mere hours before he died. Mainstream media instantly debunked it as leaders called on Hearns to retract his statement.
Earlier this week, the sudden and inexplicable death of MSNBC and CNN legal analyst Midwin Charles, who was only 47, came a month after having the first dose of the Covid vaccine, right around the time she would have taken the second dose.
If DMX took the Covid vaccine as his female family member is reported to have confirmed, he will be at least the fourth Black celebrity to have suspiciously died a short time after getting the jab.
If more family members of DMX confirm that he took the Covid vaccine prior to his death, will mainstream media even cover it? Or will this get the same treatment as other prominent Black citizens like Hank Aaron, Marvin Hagler, and Midwin Charles?