DMX will always remain one of the most popular rappers in the history of the Hip-Hop world and his influence will be remembered forever. The rapper passed away after being hospitalized due to an apparent drug overdose back in April. The Hip Hop world is still mourning his loss.
However, now it seems there is an ongoing war consisting of various parties, who are all gunning for DMX’s estate. According to a report by Page Six, DMX’s fiancée Desiree Lindstrom recently applied to the court to be legally declared his “common law wife,” but was denied by a judge.
Had her move been approved, then Lindstrom would have been given immediate seniority over his 14 children to potentially control his estate and all future earnings from his music. Sources stated that an estate must be set up to manage larger expected future earnings from DMX’S music, with the first course of order is for court to appoint administrators.
His three adult sons from his marriage to Tashera Simmons — Xavier, 28, Tacoma, 21, and Sean, 19 — are petitioning to be administrators. On top of that, DMX had other relationships during his marriage. He also has has two adult daughters — Sasha Simmons and Jada Oden — who are also filing to be administrators.
As stated by court filings in New York Law, while DMX has 14 legally recognized children, but only descendants over 18 can be appointed administrators.
“There is no will from DMX and that’s a big problem. This is a difficult situation because there are a number of people vying to be named administrators.
“His fiancée Desiree tried to muscle in by asking the court to be named his common-law wife, which means she would have taken precedence over his children. But the court refused.”
It was also stated by the source that The source said that Judge Helen Blackwood ruled that Lindstrom did “not have standing to file,” as a common-law wife. The next date of hearing will be on July 15, where the judge will review submissions from DMX’s children in order to decide the administrators. We will keep you updated on this ongoing case.