NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A memorial for legendary rapper DMX will be held Saturday at Barclays Center.
The event is closed to the public and limited to close friends and family due to COVID restrictions. The NYPD is urging people to avoid the area.
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Chopper 2 followed the procession for DMX that started in Yonkers – where he was raised – and traveled to Brooklyn for the service.
From the Grand Central Parkway to the westbound Brooklyn Queens Expressway.
Exit from the Brooklyn Queens Expressway on Tillary Street.
Tillary Street to Flatbush Avenue, left from Flatbush Avenue onto Atlantic Avenue.
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In a statement, organizers said the service would follow New York’s testing guidelines and other protocols. Indoor arenas are currently limited to 10% capacity.
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It will be livestreamed on DMX’s YouTube channel at 4 p.m.
There were no immediate details about who may be appearing, performing for speaking.
DMX, whose birth name is Earl Simmons, died April 9 after suffering cardiac arrest.
He spent several days on life support after being rushed to White Plains Hospital on April 2. A crowd of fans had gathered for an emotion vigil outside the hospital days later.
The 50-year-old Grammy-nominated rapper delivered iconic hip-hop songs such as “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here).” He also starred in several films including “Belly” and “Romeo Must Die.”
DMX was a father of 15 children.
His funeral service will he held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. It will be broadcast live on BET and the network’s YouTube channel.
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