While DMX’s family members figure out how his estate will be divided, a Georgia woman is claiming to be the late rapper’s daughter, Page Six reports. According to the outlet, Raven Barmer-Simmons reached out to X’s other kids to let them know that she will be getting a paternity test to confirm she is their sister.
Since the Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood rapper did not leave a will, the process to determine who receives his earnings has been challenging. X’s fiancé Desiree Lindstrom’s petition to be the administrator of his estate was denied in June by a Westchester, New York judge. His oldest daughter’s Sasha Simmons and Jada Oden also petitioned to become administrators, however, his sons, Tacoma, Xavier and Sean were named temporary administrators of the estate — which is reportedly worth less than $1 million.
“The next big thing is to determine who are the rightful heirs,” Herbert Nass, the trusts and estates attorney for the three Simmons sons, told Page Six. “The estate is going to ask everyone to prove paternity through DNA testing. All the legal children of DMX will be entitled to an equal share of his estate… We need to collect assets and pay debts and administration costs. We don’t have a lot of information about his income streams, but now the temporary administrators have been appointed, we can ask questions and expect answers.”
“I want to point out that when a person dies without a will, a surety bond needs to be posted, and obtaining a bond is difficult,” Nass added. “We spoke to a number of surety companies and it was only Thomas Whittemore at Executive Bond who was able to get it done.”
As REVOLT previously reported, DMX was pronounced dead in White Plains Hospital on April 9, 2021. The iconic rapper died from a cocaine-induced heart attack. He was 50years old.