Following a radio interview Irv did with 107.5 WGCI in Chicago on April 23, in which he claims Earl "DMX" Simmons died of drug-related causes, 50 Cent has called out the Murder Inc. Records cofounder for his comments. In an Instagram post shared on Thursday (April 29), the Grammy Award-winning rapper responded to Irv for speaking out of turn.
In the interview with The Morning Show, Irv provided unconfirmed information regarding DMX's death on April 9. "They said it was a bad dose of crack and they said some drug fentanyl was mixed in with the crack and that's what made him overdose," the record producer asserted in a portion of the interview that has since been removed from the 35-minute discussion.
Irv also said about X during the interview: "Then when he got to the hospital, he got diagnosed with COVID and he couldn't breathe—you know that COVID messes with your respiratory system—so that's why he had to get hooked up to the ventilator. They said before he did, they was like, 'His brain died.'"
A rep for DMX confirmed to XXL on April 7 that there was no truth to reports claiming that X had tested positive for COVID-19 while in White Plains Hospital.