DMX, he said, is on life support but not dead.
He spoke amid the death rumour of the rapper which started trending on social media from Thursday night.
According to him: “Everybody, please stop with posting these rumors, DMX is still alive.
” Yes, he is on life support, but please, it’s not helping anybody by having them see these false rumours. Let the family relax for a night.”
The Nation had reported the 50-year-old rapper had been hospitalised and was in critical condition, following a heart attack preceded by an apparent drug overdose.
Fans gathered around the hospital to hold a prayer vigil for him.
DMX’s ex-manager, Nakia Walker told New York Times he was in a vegetative state.
A new round of neurological testing had not indicated any improvement in his condition.
There are reports the family is expected to make a statement on Friday April 9 on his condition.