DMX‘s family and closest friends are gathering to honor the rapper one last time before he is laid to rest in New York … and we’ll stream the service live.
Sunday marks the second service for the late rapper and this one, at an NYC church, is restricted to those who knew X best. A larger event went down Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn which featured a choir, X’s kids all taking the stage and words from his closest celeb friends like Nas,Eveand the original Ruff Ryders.
The church service, started around 11:30 AM PT, is being broadcast on BET … as well as streaming here. The service has already proven to be incredibly emotional and heartfelt — especially when some of his children stepped to the podium to remember their father.
One of X’s daughters, Sasha, delivered a tearful remembrance … sobbing throughout. She said she finds it difficult to know that the world will go on without him around, not to mention the fact that X won’t be there to see her graduate college … or walk down the aisle.
Despite this, she said X being at peace was more important than any of that — and that she finds comfort in the fact that he’s no longer in pain and resting easy in heaven. She also said she knew he’d be encouraged that all of his children had gotten together under one roof.
Her speech was very moving … and drew a big round of applause from the crowd. More of his kids also spoke, and all of their words were touching … with some comic relief sprinkled in as they reminisced on their dad’s life and memories with him.
X’s young children were so well-composed and eloquent in their remarks … it was incredible to watch. One of his sons, Manny, joked about his dad always asking him about how many girlfriends he had … while also relaying that X wanted his boys to listen to him, but not necessarily follow in his footsteps, as X had traveled a rocky road. Manny said he’d remember that … and that his dad was right. The crowd responded well.
Some of X’s other children — including his younger daughters — also spoke, reading poems and delivering parting words, including thanks … which were brief but poignant. His kids seriously stole the spotlight throughout the beautiful church service.