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Rapper DMX on life support after heart attack, lawyer says

DMX’s longtime New York-based lawyer, Murray Richman, said the rapper was on life support Saturday evening at White Plains Hospital.

“He had a heart attack. He’s quite ill,” Richman said.

Richman said he could not confirm reports that DMX, 50, overdosed on drugs and was not sure what caused the heart attack.

“I’m very sad about it, extremely sad. He’s like my son,” Richman said. “He’s just a tremendous person, tremendous entertainer, tremendous human being. And so much to offer, so much to say. Not the run-of-the-mill rapper. A person of great depth.”

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, made a splash in rap music in 1998 with his first studio album It’s Dark and Hell is Hot, which debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The multi-platinum selling album was anchored by several hits including Ruff Ryders’ Anthem, Get At Me Dog and Stop Being Greedy.

The rapper had four other chart-topping albums including …And Then There Was X, Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My BloodThe Great Depression and Grand Champ. He has released seven albums and earned three Grammy nominations.

Along with his music career, DMX paved his way as an actor. He starred in the 1998 film Belly and appeared in Romeo Must Die a couple years later with Jet Li and the late singer Aaliyah. DMX and Aaliyah teamed up for the film’s soundtrack song Come Back in One Piece.

The rapper also starred in Exit Wounds with Steven Seagal and Cradle 2 the Grave with Li.

Over the years, DMX has battled with substance abuse. The rapper cancelled a series of shows to check himself into a rehabilitation facility in 2019. In an Instagram post, his team said he apologized for the cancelled shows and thanked his fans for the continued support.

Last year, DMX faced off against Snoop Dogg in a Verzuz battle, which drew more than 500,000 viewers.

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Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine to be Released From Prison 4 Months Early Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine to be Released From Prison 4 Months Early Due to Coronavirus Concerns | Entertainment Tonight

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Rapper T.I. Apologizes to Daughters in Touching Instagram Post Following Kobe Bryant’s Death

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Jason Momoa Makes Surprise Shirtless ‘Saturday Night Live’ Cameo With Host Chance the Rapper

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Chance the Rapper Dishes on Calling Barack Obama & Hanging With Kanye West In Hilarious New ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Chance the Rapper Dishes on Calling Barack Obama & Hanging With Kanye West In Hilarious New ‘Carpool Karaoke’ | Entertainment Tonight

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DJ Khaled Honors Nipsey Hussle in New ‘Higher’ Music Video Featuring the Late Rapper & John Legend

DJ Khaled Honors Nipsey Hussle in New ‘Higher’ Music Video Featuring the Late Rapper & John Legend | Entertainment Tonight

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Backstreet Boys Found Out Chance the Rapper Used to Collect Their Action Figures (Exclusive)

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Pregnant Cardi B Twerks to Celebrate Becoming the First Female Rapper With Two Billboard No. 1s

Cardi B knows how to celebrate!

The 25-year-old pregnant rapper took to Instagram on Monday night to ring in a milestone accomplishment. Cardi became the first female rapper to land two No. 1 singles atop the Billboard Hot 100 list, thanks to her track, “I Like It.”

She scored her first no. 1 with 2017’s “Bodak Yellow.”

In honor of the special occasion, Cardi posted a video to Instagram with the caption, “Number 1 Again.”

In the clip, Cardi is walking around a bedroom, shouting, “Number one! I’m number one, I’m number one,” while leaning against the bed and twerking it out – baby bump and all!

This isn’t the first time Cardi has twerked during her pregnancy. In April she showed off her moves during her Coachella performance. Shortly after, she announced on Instagram that she was taking a break from performing ahead of the arrive of her first child.

Shortie keep growing. I be looking like I be moving and everything, but in reality, a b**ch barely can breathe!” she said at the time. “I want to thank y’all for understanding. I’ll be back for the Bruno Mars tour and everything.”

Cardi’s no. 1’s aren’t the only thing the rapper has to celebrate recently. In addition to her baby girl on the way, she also recently announced that she and rapper Offset had secretly tied the knot last September.

“There are so many moments that I share with the world and there are moments that I want to keep for myself!” Cardi tweeted. “Getting married was one of those moments! Our relationship was so new breaking up and making up and we had a lot of growing up to do but we was so in love we didn’t want to lose each other, was one morning in September we woke up and decided to get married. We found someone to marry us. And she did, just the two of us and my cousin. I said i do, with no dress no make up and no ring!”

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Chance the Rapper Pleads 'Come Back Barack' In 'Saturday Night Live' Hosting Sketch

Chance the Rapper misses Barack Obama.

The Chicago artist expressed as much during a sketch on his first hosting stint on Saturday Night Live, a pre-taped, 90s style R&B diddy, where he croons,“

We didn’t know just what we had,” the 24-year-old rapper sang. “Now things are looking bad. Like really bad, like World War bad, like nuclear bad.” 

“When I think of change,” Chance adds.”The only change I want is you!”

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Ariana Grande, Missy Elliott, Chance the Rapper and More Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston on Her Birthday

Whitney Houston’s legacy lives on.

On Wednesday, Ariana Grande, Chance the Rapper, Jordin Sparks and many more celebrities took to social media to send special messages to the late singer on what would have been her 54th birthday.

WATCH: Whitney Houston’s Incredible Career and Struggles Explored in ‘Can I Be Me’ Documentary Trailer

“Happy birthday to the greatest to ever do it. ? I love youuu,” Grande wrote on Instagram alongside a black-and-white photo of Houston smiling wide.

“Whitney Houston, thank you. I’m blessed to have been exposed to your gift when I was young. I truly appreciate all you gave to this world,” Chance the Rapper tweeted.

Missy Elliott paid tribute to the “I Have Nothing” singer with a throwback video of Houston in the studio, while the rapper praised her incredible singing skills.

“There’s no one like her, there’s only one Whitney Houston,” a young Missy says in the clip.

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The iconic singer died on Feb. 11, 2012, after she was found unresponsive in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Her cause of death was attributed to drowning and drug use.

Her voice and talent touched so many people’s lives across so many generations, including American Idol winner Jordin Sparks who tweeted, “I know you’re praising in the heavenly choir but I still miss you down here! Squeeze my family for me! Love you always, Mama Whitney. ♥️♥️♥️.”

Monica and Brandy — who worked with Houston on the 1997 TV movie Cinderella — also dedicated posts to the seven-time GRAMMY winner.

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