The rapper / DMX actor was commemorated today during a memorial service at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. While capacity was limited, thousands of New Yorkers were able to glimpse his funeral procession and bid farewell as his coffin was whisked through the city streets.
Temporary street closures, lane restrictions and heavy traffic congestion marked the motorcade from Yonkers, New York, where he grew up, to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The rapper’s red coffin was carried on a monster truck with “Long Live DMX” painted on the side.
DMX died on April 9 of a heart attack following a drug overdose. He lingered for over a week in a vegetative state before finally passing.
Some 200 cops and NYPD police officers were assigned to help speed up the funeral procession. “Temporary closures south on Major Deegan at Robert F. Kennedy Bridge to Grand Central Parkway westbound,” the NYPD tweeted.
Participation in Barclays was limited to 10 percent of its 19,000 seat capacity. The arena is home to the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA and the New York Liberty of the WNBA.
One of the last big DMX shows was at the Barclays Center in June.
DMX casket arrived at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on a huge monster truck for its memorial service pic.twitter.com/Q2L7B2L04D
– philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 24, 2021