2:16 PM PT — DMX’s fiancee just shared some poignant words about the father of her child shortly before the service is set to get started.
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She posted a photo of her and their boy, Exodus, and wrote … “Today is very hard for me and my family…but one thing that is keeping me going is knowing that my son and I just gained an amazing angel, my fiancé and Exodus father…Earl Simmons..! I will forever love you and you will always be in my heart!”
The service start time was adjusted to begin at 3:00 PM PT.
DMX is going out with a bang in the streets of New York — where rows and rows of cars (big and small) are heading to the Barclays Center for his memorial … including a monster truck that’s carrying his casket.
Check out these videos of a straight-up monster truck that is carrying a red casket in its bed … which some folks believe is X’s. We’ve confirmed … that is, in fact, DMX’s casket — making this perhaps the coolest gesture ever … and just shows how much people love the man.
Sheesh DMX’s casket has arrived at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center pic.twitter.com/Mzhdu17CU0
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The monster truck was just one piece of the parade on wheels in Brooklyn — like we said, the streets were jam-packed with exotic vehicles and motorcycles … all of which seemed to be heading toward the Barclays Center, where X’s celebration of life event is being held.
Of course, a majority of these whips were blasting DMX music at full blast … which is appropriate. It speaks to the fact that X had a massive influence on street racing culture, and folks who have such rides are clearly down to pay respect to him as he’s laid to rest.
DMX’s Casket arriving in a Monster Truck to Barclays Center pic.twitter.com/6RI7PDOiS6
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X’s memorial service is happening at 1 PM PT, and we’ll be streaming it live here on TMZ. Not everyone from the public is allowed to go in … due to COVID restrictions, only close friends and family will be inside. Still, from the looks of how many people (and wheels) are showing up … something tells us the surrounding area is gonna be packed as folks look on from afar.
NYPD and Yonkers Police have already warned of traffic delays in the area — and they were right and then some.
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As we reported … X died earlier this month after suffering a heart attack.
He was 50.
Originally Published — 12:31 PM PT