The internet has been agog with #RIPDMX this morning after Comedian Luenell posted a message on her story suggesting that the rapper had passed away, causing the internet to be convinced he was dead.
Posting to her Instagram story, she wrote: “It is over. My friend is gone. Soar with the birds. Join the best that ever did it. RIP… DMX.”
Though, she has deleted her post after realizing her mistake, apologizing and clarifying: “When your spirit leaves and your organs fail you, the body becomes just a shell. One becomes wrapped in the Lord’s arms. That what ‘I’ call gone. I’m sorry to all. #DMX”
Meanwhile, DMX’s manager, Steve Rifkind posted a video statement to say that DMX was still alive and that his family would be issueing a statement tomorrow.
“Everybody posting these rumours, DMX is still alive, he is on life support,” he said.
It is instructive to note that Luenell and DMX starred together in the film Never Die Alone, and were good friends.