DMX has spoken openly about his addiction to crack cocaine, which began when he was 14 years old after he smoked a marijuana cigarette laced with the drug.

Swizz Beatz, a longtime collaborator and friend of DMX, has asked Kanye West to participate in the late rapper’s upcoming memorial service, Page Six reports.

The ceremony for the 50-year-old Yonkers native, who died April 9 after suffering a heart attack, will take place Saturday, April 24, at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Although it will be closed to the public, fans will be able to watch the event via livestream. Family and loved ones will also reportedly later attend a private funeral service at a church located in New York City on the following day, April 25.

Swizz Beatz Has Reportedly Asked Kanye West to Appear at DMX's Memorial Service

Swizz Beatz, a longtime collaborator and friend of DMX, has asked Kanye West to participate in the late rapper's upcoming memorial service, Page Six reports. The ceremony for the 50-year-old Yonkers native, who died April 9 after suffering a heart attack, will take place Saturday, April 24, at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.