Richman said the rapper suffered a heart attack at his home in White Plains around 11 a.m. Friday and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he remained on a ventilator. The attorney said he did not know what could be causing the heart attack.
Richman said he has known DMX for 25 years and said Saturday evening that he had been in contact with the rapper’s family throughout the day. He said he was aware of the rapper’s medical pregnancy, but declined to comment.
The rapper’s family said in a statement, “We ask that you please keep Earl / DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes and prayers and respect our privacy.”
Some DMX contemporaries, such as LL Cool J and Missy Elliott, tweeted their prayers, as did more artists including Chance the Rapper, Kid QD, Eminem and SZA.