Rapper Lil Nas X arrives for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
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The music industry is mourning the death of DMX, one of the most iconic personalities and voices to ever grace the rap game over the years.
Through his distinctive voice and his art of conveying stories, he is one of the most influential rappers to have picked up a microphone in the last few decades.
DMX passed away at the age of 50 following a week-long coma. Family members had confirmed that he was taking off life support after suffering a heart attack a week earlier, which was brought on by a reported drug overdose.
As close friends, celebrities, and fans of the late rapper continue to pay homage to his fondest moments on social media, some people have taken to the same platforms to spread wild conspiracy theories about his passing.
One of the theories, in particular, that has gained more traction than it deserves on Twitter has tied-in Atlanta-based rapper Lil Nas X.
So, why is Lil Nas X being linked to a conspiracy theory surrounding the late legend?
DMX passed away on April 9, which happens to be Nas’ birthday. One person on Twitter thought it was a great idea to share a stupid claim about this to the world, claiming that DMX was a sacrifice for the 22-year-old.
DMX was a sacrifice as he died on Lil Nas X bday. No such thing as chance. https://t.co/oupD46JgR7
Yes, somebody thought that this was OK to share. It goes without saying that it’s completely unhinged.
Taken aback and shocked by the lengths that people go to gain attention, Nas decided to quote the tweet and share his thoughts on the matter simply effective way. “It genuinely scares me knowing how crazy you n***** are,” Lil Nas X wrote on his Twitter about the conspiracy theory.
This degree of nonsense, as well as the enormous amount of misinformation that spread while X was fighting for his life in a coma, is devastating to the rapper’s loved ones.
The legend’s family issued an official statement about scammers allegedly trying to profit off of information connected to the funeral.