Irv Gotti is facing backlash after alleging that DMX died from a “bad dose of crack combined with fentanyl.”
Although no official toxicology report has been released, Gotti, real name Irving Lorenzo Jr., told Chicago’s 107.5 WGCI morning show that the late rapper died from smoking fentanyl-laced crack cocaine.
“We claimed it was a poor dose of crack, and they said there was a medication fentanyl mixed in with the crack, and that’s what caused him to overdose,” the 50-year-old told the show’s hosts.
“Then, when he went to the hospital, he was diagnosed with COVID and couldn’t breathe — you know how COVID affects the respiratory system — so he had to be placed on a ventilator.”
DMX had a long and public battle with drug abuse, allegedly overdosing on April 2 and suffering a heart attack as a result. Family members announced his death a week later.
Friends of the late MC disputed Gotti’s assertion, claiming it was not his place to share such information, regardless of whether they were later proven to be true.
50 Cent, who has had a long feud with Gotti’s Murder Inc. record label, blasted the music mogul on Instagram.
50 said, “This guy is a moron.” “Did he just say DMX died from opioid and crack use? “Why would he say that?” I wondered.
Swizz Beatz, a producer and close friend of DMX’s, agreed, saying, “Bozo moves can’t lie.”
“Irv Gotti should’ve kept that to himself,” one Twitter user said. All will now believe what he said about DMX’s overdose.
“I didn’t watch the whole Irv Gotti interview, but from what I saw, I don’t think Irv should have published the information about DMX,” another added. Allow his family to mourn their loss.”