Creative Weekly for this week features stories from DMX, Lil Baby, and more.
Headlines: DMX’s cause of death revealed, Meek Mill threatens to slap Travis Scott at fancy white party, Lil Baby is free and 50 Cent preps new hip hop TV show. Dig in
DMX’s Official Cause Of Death Revealed
Almost three months after DMX’s untimely passing, the official cause of his death has finally been revealed.
According to the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office via a post by Vulture published on July 8, DMX died from a cocaine-induced heart attack, which prevented circulation to his brain.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons reportedly died immediately because his brain was dead.
“His death literally happened immediately because the brain was dead,” said a medical examiner’s office rep. “So obviously, there were a number of days where he was on ventilatory support and so forth in the hospital. However, he was diagnosed brain-dead early on…He never woke up from [a] coma.”
DMX died April 9 at the age of 50 at White Plains hospital in New York. The following month, Exodus—the first posthumous studio album from DMX—was released by Def Jam Recordings. The album featured a wide range of collaborators including Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop Dogg, John Legend, Alicia Keys, The Lox and more.
Meek Mill And Travis Scott Get Into Heated Altercation
Meek Mill and Travis Scott had a heated exchange at Michael Rubin’s 4th of July celebration party and it was caught on film.
It’s unclear what started the altercation, but in a video making the rounds online Meek Mill can be heard shouting at La Flame.
The two rappers had to be pulled away from each other before the exchange got physical.
The incident reportedly brought the “White Party,” which was also attended by Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Lil Uzi Vert, Bobby Shmurda, James Harden and City Girls to a close at around 1:30 AM.
Lil Baby Released From French Police Custody
Lil Baby has been released from police custody following his arrest.
According to a report by The Associated Press, the Atlanta rapper was fined by Paris police for having cannabis in his car after he was stopped along with NBA super star James Harden, who was frisked but not detained.
Lil Baby’s arrest occurred on the popular Avenue Montaigne while he was in town for Paris Fashion Week. Video showed a plainclothes officer frisking a confused-looking Harden while a handcuffed Baby is seated in the back of a police van.
According to a French police official, police reportedly stopped Lil Baby, Harden, and his bodyguard because they smelled marijuana coming from their car. The official said that Lil Baby initially refused to allow police to check the car. Uniformed officers arrived and proceeded to search the car, allegedly finding 32 grams of cannabis.
Lil Baby and the bodyguard were detained on suspicion of transporting drugs, and released Friday morning after being handed fines.
50 Cent to Produce Hip-Hop Competition Show ‘Unrapped’
50 Cent’s new TV show will be a competitive hip hop reality series.
The rapper is launching a new hip hop reality series titled “Unrapped.” Deadline reports the film will be produced by Fif’s G-Unit Film & Television company and SFO Entertainment.
“I am excited to expand my relationship with ABC,” Fif said. “Unrapped brings G-Unit Film and Television’s ability to put incredible music and musical talent on screen to the competition space.”
In the talent show focused on Hip-Hop, celebrity contestants will go head-to-head every week in rap battles and be coached by some iconic hip-hop mentors, until a winner is crowned.
50 Cent is set to be the exec-producer of the project, alongside Antonio Collier, Jon Sheinberg, Susie Ursitti Sheinberg, Gwen Osborne, and Matt Feige.
The casting for the show is underway.