Fans are showing their love for DMX by sharing their random encounters with him.
On Friday afternoon the legendary rapper passed away at age 50 one week after reportedly suffering an overdose.
Via XXL Magazine
X’s team shared a statement with XXL this morning: “We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days. Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. H55e loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brot55her, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized.”
Immediately after his death fans shared their stories and videos of meeting DMX at random places like IHOP and Waffle House throughout the years.
Remembering when DMX went to IHOP in Buffalo and asked if he could make omlettes in the kitchen and that was like the most exciting thing that happened in our city all year. pic.twitter.com/gmAaPdICdq
— Nick Muldoon (@nmuldoon) April 9, 2021
DMX dancing at an Albanian wedding. God rest his soul pic.twitter.com/ap9jPFQszt
— Xhul Lezha (@xhuliano23) April 9, 2021
DMX once showed up at my hometown Waffle House and mopped the floors for the workers at 4 a.m.
"The minute you get too big to mop a floor or wipe a counter, that’s the exact minute you have life fucked up."
RIP to a real one.https://t.co/1mxof2aUlK
— Sebastian Murdock (@SebastianMurdoc) April 9, 2021
We riding down broad street minding our business & I noticed DMX was outside talking to fans . I put his music on blast from the car & started hyping him up 😭😩🙌🏾❤️ LOOK AT HIS SMILE #RIPDMX pic.twitter.com/lzdW8bdmkv
— 🦄 (@JahMari_Couture) April 9, 2021
i love how DMX was filming 'exit wounds' in toronto and ended up in Sum 41's first music video pic.twitter.com/17Ov7o3aTX
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) April 9, 2021
DMX is the reason I forgave my father after he passed for his years of addiction.
We met in 2017 after I heard him from my room in the hallway of my hotel. It was all divine intervention. I ran to the hallway & met him. We spoke for 15 mins. (1/4) pic.twitter.com/kXTGP1Kbzj
— She. (@sheeeluhhh) April 9, 2021
We spoke about addiction & he encouraged me to forgive my father for what he couldn’t control.
He said “forgive him”. I needed to hear that. Of all people, it came from someone I grew up listening to bc of my dad. (2/4)
— She. (@sheeeluhhh) April 9, 2021
I want to reshare this. When I met DMX, he was speaking to a group of men who were homeless in Philly. He was energetic, warm and so giving. This is how I will remember him. https://t.co/L14dWJLHPg
— Sofiya Abena Ballin (@sofiyaballin) April 9, 2021
when I was about 8, I met DMX when I was selling girl scout cookies outside of a grocery store. he bought two boxes and chatted with my mom and I for an hour. I told him I was trying to win a cookie-selling contest, he took out his wallet – and bought about $500 worth of cookies.
— Nessa ✨ looking for work! (@nessathewriter) April 9, 2021
Actress Paige Hurd met DMX 17 years ago on the set of Cradle 2 the Grave and eventually became his god daughter .. ever since then the two had been inseparable 🕊🙏🏾 Thats the type of heart DMX had. I pray for her and the rest of his kids 💔 #RIPDMX pic.twitter.com/lgGguSbLsZ
— Gossip Girl ✨☕️🤍 (@xoraveen) April 9, 2021
I’ll never forget the time my mom met DMX at a bar in buffalo and the conversation they had lmao. RIP to a true legend ❌ pic.twitter.com/jsax01nXNr
— Golba (@golba1) April 9, 2021
I’ve met a lot of celebs but I was genuinely over the moon meeting DMX 🥺 pic.twitter.com/k5k6HaiH18
— turnt spice (@MegTheManager) April 3, 2021
An all-time amazing DMX video 😭 pic.twitter.com/0CLEGNukao
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 9, 2021
met DMX in line @ a Subway in LA. We were in line so we chopped it up for a bit. He was leaving & the sandwich lady asked me for his name was cuz he looked familiar but she didnt know him. She talked loud enough for him to hear & as he exits the store he yells "I'm Ja Rule!"💀 https://t.co/8zv1YEOzuW
— . (@sergiogonbefine) April 4, 2021