Swizz Beatz is shutting down rumors that Beyoncé and JAY-Z are planning to purchase DMX’s masters and give to his children for free.
Following the tragic passing of the “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” emcee, an unnamed source began to circulate an article about The Carters’ alleged purchase. The title of the article read, “JAY-Z & Beyoncé are buying back DMX’s masters for $10 million & will give to his 17 kids for free.” The piece spread across social media like wildfire, although there was no real source to confirm the claims. However, Swizz, who was close friends with X, took to Instagram to refute those rumors.
The article that sparked this rumor claimed that Jay-Z and Beyoncé were dropping $10M to purchase DMX’s masters from Def Jam to give to the late rapper’s children. That couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s unclear where the rumor spread but it landed on the page of @chakabars who left his followers under the impression that The Carters were getting involved. Swizz Beatz slid under the comment section where he dispelled the rumors, writing, “Not true King,” along with a prayer hand emojis.
On Saturday, Swizz Beatz took to Instagram where he offered thoughts on the passing of his late friend and collaborator. “My brother was a different type of brother—a different type of artist, a different type of creative, different type of spirit, different type of zone, different type of soul,” Swizz said. “He was the biggest because he prayed for everybody else more than himself. He’d get on the stage and pray for 15,000 people, knowing that he needed more prayers than anybody that he was praying for.”