On Saturday (April 24), DMX’s life and legacy will be celebrated at a memorial service that will be live streamed for his fans to see. As arrangements are being finalized, it’s been said that Swizz Beatz has taken measures to secure a special guest appearance from Kanye West.
According to Page Six, the mega producer asked the gospel rapper to make an appearance at DMX’s forthcoming memorial service.
X’s spirituality was evident in his lyrics, his performances, his interviews and most recently, his Bible study sessions on Instagram. Similarly, the Chicago emcee has proclaimed his faith in his music, including his Jesus Is King and Emmanuel projects.
He even mentioned it in an advertisement amid his presidential campaign. West and DMX’s shared faith in God resulted in the “Jesus Walks” star inviting the late rapper to his Sunday Service event, where X eventually led the congregation in prayer.
“I wouldn’t call it a church service. There’s no word,” the Ruff Ryders star said after attending the March 2019 service. “It’s joyful, which God says to do. We about to make a joyful noise. I enjoyed it. It was moving. I didn’t know what to expect, though. I didn’t know what to expect.”
West’s attendance at the memorial remains to be seen, but those interested in virtually paying their last respects to DMX will be able to do so on Saturday (April 24). The event will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Though the arena can seat 19,000 people, only 10% capacity is permitted — space which will only be occupied by X’s close friends and family. The memorial is closed to the public to ensure everyone’s safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A tweet of X delivering a prayer at West’s Sunday Service event in 2019 can be found below. Check it out!