Comedian Luenell Ripped To Shreds On Twitter After Falsely Declaring DMX Dead
Luenell's weekend can't start quick enough! The 62-year comedian is getting blasted on Twitter after she prematurely declared DMX dead.
It all went down on Thursday night. DMX has been on life support for nearly a week after suffering an overdose followed by a heart attack. The 50-year-old underwent a series of critical tests on Wednesday and the prognosis wasn't good.
According to reports, DMX's severely damaged brain had not regained function or shown any sort of improvement. His family is expected to soon make the difficult decision on whether to take the Ruff Ryders rapper off life support.
But Luenell didn't wait for the family.
Instead, the actress took to her social media and said goodbye to her dear friend which caused a firestorm of questions.
"It is over. My friend is gone. Soar with the [birds]. Join the best that ever did it. RIP...... DMX," Luenell posted. Almost immediately, DMX dead began trending on Twitter without any confirmation from his family.
Minutes later, the comedian erased her post and clarified her statement.
"When your spirit leaves and your organ fails you, the body becomes just a shell. One becomes wrapped in the Lord's arms. That's what 'I' call gone. I'm sorry to all," she wrote.
DMX's fans were less than forgiving and immediately tore her apart.
"So DMX isn't dead? Luenell need her whole ass whooped for causing a RIP DMX scare," one person wrote. "So DMX isn't dead? Aye Luenell let me come holla at yaA right quick Neutral face," posted another.
"Rip dmx trending #1 and he not even dead, yea luenell going to hell," shared a third. Others called her actions "disrespectful" and "inappropriate."
Luenell has since deleted both of her posts.
Following the comedian's false death announcement, DMX's manager took to social media and assured fans he was still alive.
"Stop with the rumors. He is still alive — and he is still on life support,” Steve Rifkind said in an Instagram video. “Let the family relax for a night."