Fans on Sunday (April 25) said goodbye to DMX, who changed the sound of hip hop with his gruff vocals and smooth and charismatic delivery style.
Fans gathered on social media to remember the icon, whose real name was Earl Simmons, whom family and friends described as selfless and giving. The remembrances come as part of BET’s efforts to honor the artist via #BETRemembersDMX, a televised (and streamed) event of X’s homegoing celebration with coverage that began at 1 p.m. EST Sunday on BET and the brand’s YouTube channel. In-person attendance was restricted to close friends and family due to health and safety guidelines.
In addition to the homegoing celebration, BET is airing special programming to remember Simmons, including a selection of films and documentaries starring or featuring the late recording artist and actor.
Here are some of the things fans wrote about the artist on social media:
Yesss DMX movies all day! #BETRemembersDMX— The Best (@_Baddiebaddie) April 25, 2021
this is my first time watching Exit Wounds. i’m locked in. 💯 #BETRemembersDMX— so nasty &&’ so rude. ♡ (@keishaaaa_____) April 25, 2021
Watching Exit Wounds now on @BET as they remember the legendary rapper actor @DMX then soon after his homegoing service as the world says goodbye to MR DOG FOR LIFE RUFF RYDER'S #DMXMemorial #RIPDMX #BETRemembersDMX #DogForLife— Jay 'Bucs Superbowl Champions' Smith (@JDhavoc38) April 25, 2021
Lazy Sunday. A BET kind of day #BETRemembersDMX— KP (@pa4lyfe) April 25, 2021