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DMX’s fiancée Desiree Lindstrom pens heartbreaking tribute to late rapper

Jonathan Mannion

Desiree Lindstrom, the fiancée of late rapper DMX, has broken her silence a week after his sudden passing.

Taking to Instagram Saturday, Lindstrom wrote an emotional tribute in honor of the “Party Up” artist — real name Earl Simmons — and shared a sweet photo of the two cuddling.

“The first night we met and you held me close. I knew I would never let go. I was lost in you and nothing else mattered,” the 28-year-old expressed. “My best friend, my baby, my love…truly my everything.”

Concluded Lindstrom, “Thank you for us. Thank you for Exodus. Thank you God for Earl Simmons… forever X.”

This is the first time Lindstrom spoke out regarding X’s death, who died April 9 after suffering a heart attack at age 50. He spent a week on life support at White Plains Hospital in New York and never recovered. 

She memorialized her late fiancé by getting a tattoo of his 2006 song “Dog Love” on her arm, which tattoo artist Krystal Kills unveiled shortly after X’s passing.

Fans of the rapper are also honoring X’s legacy and have since sent his music to the top of the charts.

His compilation album The Best of DMX has rushed to the second-top position on the Billboard 200, where it originally hovered at 73.  Sales for the album jumped by 544 percent in the past week.

In addition, his 1998 albums It’s Dark and Hell is Hot and Flesh of My Flesh Blood of My Blood — both of which went to number one when they were originally released — have entered the Billboard 200 at 46 and 107, respectively.

His singles also experienced a boom in streams, with the most going to “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” at 16.44 million.

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