Swizz Beatz Speaks On His Rant At Memorial For DMX

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Swizz Beatz speaks on the industry and the lack of sincerity it has at times during the DMX memorial. He let it be known that people who were quick to post photos & videos of X but weren’t around when he was struggling.

The topic is a touchy situation because it isn’t possible most times to tell if it isn’t clout chasing or just sincere gestures when people post about their friends or celebrities when they pass. Swizz Beatz and DMX had a bond which Beatz felt the need he had to speak up for his friend who was an outspoken person on such subjects.

The super producer would expound on his speech in a recent interview with New York iconic radio host Angie Martinez.

He said that fans had shown DMX “a lot of love,” but it was “the other love he was looking for and I don’t think he got a lot of” it.

“And that’s what made me want to say what I said at his homegoing because I was dealing with a lot of that on the other side,” said Swizz. “And I was with X a lot. Especially even recently, back to back. So, I was very current in his life and understanding where he was at and what he was going through. And so, when I started seeing things, as his brother, naturally, it just bothered me. I couldn’t help but say what I said. And I meant what I said.”

Check out the full interview with Angie Martinez below.