DMX will be honored at a private memorial service at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 24. Though the physical event will be restricted to friends and family, the proceedings will be live-streamed to the public.
The Barclays Center is one of the last big arenas X performed at. He took to the stage during the Masters of Ceremony event back in June 2019. Watch a snippet from the performance below.
DMX’s manager Steve Rifkind initially told Deadline, that specific details of the memorial, such as ticketing and how many people will be allowed to attend, were still being determined but the event has since downsized due to corona restrictions.
A source involved in the planning of the event told TMZ that “a decision has been made to close the event to the public, and limit it to close friends and family. We’re told the arena, which can seat 19,000, is only permitted 10% capacity. However, the memorial will be live-streamed.” According to reports, the rapper’s family and more direct contacts will then attend a more private funeral service at a New York City church on Sunday, April 25.
The Mayor of Yonkers had welcomed the idea of holding a memorial close to where the rapper grew up. While the official memorial has now been confirmed to take place in Brooklyn, there are more designs to see a DMX statue or street name in Yonkers.