Master P Says DMX Overdose Could Have Been Prevented

Hip-hop legend Master P is praying for DMX, who was admitted to the hospital on Friday following a heart attack. The prolific rapper has reportedly been on life support since last week after suffering a drug overdose. Many of the greats have extended their positive wishes to the family of DMX, real name Earl Simmons, who remains in “dire” condition in White Plains, New York. 

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TMZ cameramen recently caught up to Master P to get his thoughts on the heavy situation regarding DMX’s health crisis. As the 50-year-old rapper fights for his life, Master P suggested that his overdose could have been prevented, urging the hip-hop community to rise up and create a union to protect rappers from going off the rails after their careers have come and gone. Much like how retired basketball players often become analysts or coaches, Master P would like to see rap adopt a similar union to prevent future crises like this.