By Lucky Uwakina (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Just hours after a star-studded homegoing celebration in Brooklyn for DMX, the rapper’s family and close friends, including Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys, held a private funeral to say their final goodbyes.
Family members, friends and clergy members dressed in white and red honored the life and faith of the hip-hop icon at his homegoing celebration Sunday.
Religious leaders and musicians prayed, sang and delivered moving tributes as members of DMX’s family sat in the first rows of the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn.
The private funeral service began 2.30pm and was broadcast live on BET and the network’s YouTube channel.
Swizz Beatz, who attended the service with his wife and songstress Alicia Keys, was one of several speakers during the service.
DMX passed away on April 9 at the age of 50 after suffering an apparent drug overdose and heart attack at his home in White Plains, New York.