Late American rapper Earl Simmons, known by his stage name DMX was the father of 15 children from 9 different women.
During his memorial service over the weekend, all 15 children of the rapper took turns in paying a touching tribute to their father.
Almost all of them rapped their tributes to their dad. However, it was 12-year-old Sonovah Junior who won the heart of many with her breathtaking version of her father’s hit song “Slippin”.
“My brothers and sisters, we all stand together, throw up the X, Daddy forever,” part of her line said in her now famous rap eulogy to her father.
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The rapper married his childhood friend Tashera Simmons in 1999 and their 11 years marriage produced four children: Xavier (born 1992), Tacoma (born 1999), Sean (born 2002), and Praise Mary Ella (born 2005).
In July 2010, after his first of three incarcerations that year, Tashera announced their separation but they remained friends. In 2016, Tashera accused DMX of missing his $10,000/month child support payment.
DMX had extramarital affairs during his marriage to Tashera, some of which produced children.
He had a daughter, Sasha (born 2002), with Patricia Trejo. In 2012, Trejo sued DMX for $1 million in unpaid child support. The case was settled in 2013.
DMX and Monique Wayne, a Maryland resident, fought over her claim that he was the father of her son born in 2004 a genetic testing proved that DMX was indeed the father, in January 2008.
DMX also fathered a child in 2008 and fathered two children with ex-girlfriend Yadira Borrego.
In 2009, his daughter Sonovah Junior was born. In 2011, his daughter Aaliyah, named after his close friend, Aaliyah, was born.
His fifteenth child, Exodus Simmons, was born to his fiancée, Desiree Lindstrom, on August 16, 2016.
Watch Video of the tribute below