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A memorial service for DMX will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, according to DMX’s manager Steve Rifkind.

Family, friends, and fans of DMX will get to say goodbye to the legendary rapper in a very public manner. A memorial service for DMX will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, according to DMX’s manager Steve Rifkind. The veteran music executive told TMZ that the memorial will be held on Saturday, April 24 at the massive Brooklyn area.

Logistics are reportedly still being planned and it’s not clear how many people will be allowed to come and what ticketing will be like. (You can be sure ticketing will be limited because of COVID-19 restrictions.)

TMZ also said that the family will have a more intimate funeral service at a New York City church the next day, Sunday, April 25.

Earlier in the week, it was reported that Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano was considering allowing the family of DMX to use the city’s largest outdoor venue, Yonkers Raceway, for their memorial service if they’d like to. That venue holds about 7,500 people compared to Barclays, which holds 19,000. (Keep in mind only about 20 percent of those seats will probably be filled because of COVID restrictions.)

DMX was no stranger to the Barclays center. In fact, one of hist last big shows came in 2019 when he performed at the Masters of Ceremony concert at the Barclays center. He also performed at the venue in 2017 during the Ruff Ryders reunion tour.

On Friday, April 9, 2021 — after spending a week on life support after suffering a heart attack — DMX’s family announced that the rapper had died. He was only 50 years old.

 

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