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Funkmaster Flex believes the music industry didn’t do enough to help DMX

“You don’t always get the best help when money is being made,” Flex said.

Funkmaster Flex, DMX Johnny Nunez/WireImage/ Theo Wargo/Getty Images

As DMX continues to fight for his life in the White Plains hospital’s ICU department, Funkmaster Flex is calling out the music industry for their failure to help in preventing his hospitalization.

During a recent interview with Page Six, Flex criticized industry insiders, specifically those who were aware of his issues, for not providing additional assistance during X’s times of need.

“The music business is a gorilla. It’s a bottomless pit of happiness or depression...,” he said. “You don’t always get the best help when money is being made. It’s rough for someone like a DMX who may be in a mental and emotional state of childhood trauma that has happened to him and then being thrown into the money and fame.”

Unfortunately, DMX’s well known struggle with mental illness resulted in a drug overdose-turned-heart attack that landed the emcee in the hospital on Friday night (April 2). The news of his grave condition was met with a plethora of social media posts, some of which Flex took issue with as he believes some people show up on social media but fail to do the same in person.

“People can find the picture… that they had with the person that’s going through a tragedy in 30 seconds,” said Flex, “but you haven’t called that person in 10 years.”

“Let me see the picture of you when you went afterwards to his house because you was so concerned. I never see that picture where they go to the house,” he continued. “Nipsey Hussle passed away, and every washed up rapper made a pilgrimage to LA to go to the Marathon store to take a picture or to get their cards swiped. Bro, Nipsey needed that support when he was alive.”

DMX is currently in grave condition. Some of his children flew into New York to see him, and his mother, Arnett Simmons, and fiancée, Desiree Lindstrom, remain by his side.

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