DMX is receiving “prayers up” on Saturday from other rappers such as Missy Elliott, Ja Rule, Killer Mike and more as they wish him a speedy recovery after being hospitalized late Friday night.
TMZ first reported that the rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, had suffered a heart attack triggered by a drug overdose and was in critical condition, with sources telling TMZ that he was in a “vegetative state” with “some brain activity.”
“god we need a huge favor. Heal his body. Give us one more chance,” Jamie Foxx wrote in an emotional Instagram post.
“May God bless the Dog (DMX). Praying for him as I have just heard the terrible news,” Run the Jewels rapper Killer Mike said in a tweet.
“His vulnerability and transparency alone. The depths. This man will always be a King to us. Prayers Up For X,” rapper BJ the Chicago Kid said in another tweet.
Rapper Rick Ross also said on his Instagram story, “Prayers up for DMX the legend, let’s put that in the sky.”
The “prayers up” Twitter trend for DMX is significant due to the rapper’s devout faith in Christianity, with him having said time and again how he reads the Bible every night.
DMX has also been very vocal about his drug addiction, specifically to crack cocaine after first being convinced to try it when he was just 14. And he has attended rehab on several occasions, including in 2017 and 2019. After exiting rehab in 2019 and returning to the stage for the first time in Las Vegas, he told the crowd, “When you fall down, get back up, everyone here has been through some s-t and you never know what God is willing to do for you until you need him to do something for you.”
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????????????????????????????????????????????????Prayers up for my brother DMX… ?
— Ja Rule (@jarule) April 3, 2021
We Love u DOG MAN X ??
— WESTSIDEGUNN (@WESTSIDEGUNN) April 3, 2021
His vulnerability and transparency alone. The depths. This man will always be a King to us. Prayers Up For X. pic.twitter.com/Vhq0BTuGBm
— BJ THE CHICAGO KID (@BJTHECHICAGOKID) April 3, 2021
May God bless the Dog (DMX). Praying for him as I have just heard the terrible news. pic.twitter.com/EZze1zRSK3
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) April 3, 2021
Prayers 4 DMX ?? pic.twitter.com/jCfTLA40G0
— CT Moore (@TmoFla) April 3, 2021
Shake back Big Bro. We made plans Maaaan We got shit to do!!! We laughed so hard about how far we've made it in life this night. I appreciate you so much for pulling up & and checking on a ni**a. So now I'm tellin you like you told me…This too shall pass… #PrayersUpForDMX pic.twitter.com/SmvyLv2gUQ
— T.I. (@Tip) April 3, 2021
Prayers for DMX and his family??? pic.twitter.com/NhKIx0aAyj
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) April 3, 2021
Sending prayers to Dmx pull thru my brother ???????? pic.twitter.com/Ee1rfuPHXS
— Big Freedia (@bigfreedia) April 3, 2021
Love and prayers to DMX and the rest of his Fams.
Let’s get it, X! ????? pic.twitter.com/4oQmfYlaZh
— Santana?? (@Santana_Proud) April 3, 2021
Speak Life !!! Prayers for #DMX ??
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) April 3, 2021
In high school, DMX was easily one of my favorite emcees and “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot” is without question one of the greatest debuts in hip hop history, and his catalog is a run to absolutely marvel at. An ICON of an artist. Prayers up for the dog DMX. Gotta pull through ??✊?
— Skyzoo (@skyzoo) April 3, 2021
— Trevor Jackson (@trevorjackson5) April 3, 2021
Hope DMX pulls through. Man has been through a lot. ??
— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) April 3, 2021
DMX the world is praying ??
— MAXWELL (@_MAXWELL_) April 3, 2021
we not ready to lose DMX, ancestors shield and heal him please
— CJ Fly (@CJFLY_) April 3, 2021