Fans shared viral videos of moments in DMX’s life as the rapper remained in critical condition on Wednesday.
DMX, real name Earl Simmons, has been hospitalized at White Plains Hospital in New York City since suffering a heart attack last Friday. Since then, hundreds of people have attended a candlelight vigil at the hospital on Monday night and countless more have posted a constant stream of memories and videos on social media throughout the week.
A video shared on Twitter Tuesday showing DMX and its young daughter on a “Sling Shot” ride on a trip to Orlando, Florida in 2018, had more than 43,000 views as of Wednesday night. The rapper can be seen comforting his scared daughter as they are tied up next to each other during the thrill ride, which quickly pulls the jumpers into the air. DMX holds her daughter’s hand in the video and says “daddy is here” and “it’s okay mom”.
“The best moment DMX has ever given to the world was riding the slingshot in Orlando with his daughter,” user @dvorak commented while sharing the video.
Another video with thousands of views, shared by the same user and others, showed DMX talking about confidence in an undated interview.
“Always trust everyone to be themselves, but believe in the fact that you can see them well,” DMX says in the clip. “It takes too much energy not to trust someone … Trust him to be them. Trust a snake to bite you, trust a liar to lie to you, trust a thief to steal from you … Trust him to be them, but know them when you see them. “
DMX is seen reciting the bible verse “a time for everything” from Ecclesiastes 3 in a supplemental video that was popular Wednesday, commenting that “There are no more powerful words” and urging fans to pray afterwards .
DMX has already been resuscitated after being found “lifeless” in a parking lot in Yonkers, New York in 2016. Medical responders administered Narcan after being told by a witness that he had overdosed on drugs, while her family said an asthma attack was responsible, according to WABC.
DMX attorney Murray Richman confirmed on Sunday the rapper was on life support after his heart attack, but said he was not sure what caused the attack and would not confirm reports of a drug overdose, according to the Associated Press.
“He’s had a heart attack. He’s pretty sick,” Richman said. “I’m very sad about it, extremely sad. He’s like my son… he’s just a great person, a great artist, a great human being. And so much to offer, so much to say – mill rapper. A person of great depth. “
Steve Rifkind, DMX Manager, said The New York Times that the rapper was in a coma and was due for brain function tests on Wednesday.
Newsweek contacted the DMX rep for comment.