DMX, who remains in the ICU in a “vegetative state” after a drug overdose, is now surrounded by many of his children — some of whom were spotted at a mass vigil outside the hospital — as they say their “final goodbye” to their dad. But with COVID-19 restrictions in place at the White Plains medical center, only one child can see their ailing father at a time, reports the Daily Mail.
That means it could take up to 15 visits for the Yonkers-born rapper to see all of his kids.
The “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, has not only been prolific in the rap game, but also in the offspring game — counting 15 children as the “flesh of his flesh.”
The 50-year-old told GQ he even has a Bible verse about being a procreator tattooed on his neck. “Exodus 1:7,” he said in 2019. “It says, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and your children will inherit the world.’”
That verse also inspired the name for his youngest child with his longtime partner, Desiree Lindstrom. Their son Exodus was born in 2016, but details about his other kids are somewhat scant. That same year, “X,” as fans call him, confirmed to “The Breakfast Club” that he has 15 children with nine different women in total. At the time, he was unsure if all of his offspring had ever met.
“Some of them have met others. I ain’t a total piece of s–t,” he told the radio show. “I ain’t have kids in the same county. Yeah, I slipped up. I got a few in New York; I got a few in Cali.”
When asked how he “picks” whom he wants to “breed with,” DMX, who claims to be a deacon, said: “I’m just like a dog. I sniff the ass, I wag my tail.”
In 2013, he filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to the Associated Press, citing some $1.3 million in child support owed to 10 children he fathered.
X has been in and out of court over the years as he battled over custody of his big brood. Most of his flock have flown under the radar despite counting the famous, raspy-voiced “Where the Hood At?” rapper and actor in films like 2000’s “Romeo Must Die” as their patriarch.
The Post has reached out to DMX’s reps for comment.
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“It’s new beginnings,” he told GQ of naming his son after the Bible book. “Exodus speaks to beginnings. He was a new beginning.”
Lindstrom’s social media accounts are full of happy family photos, including one with DMX and his now-5-year-old son in Santa hats.