YEEZY and Balenciaga Team on DMX Tribute Shirt, Donating Net Proceeds to Simmons Family
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Designed by Balenciaga, the long-sleeve tee was printed at the request of Kanye West‘s fashion banner and put up for sale on Saturday via DMX-Tribute.com ahead of the rapper’s Celebration of Life memorial service at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The black tee features a screen-printed graphic of DMX on the chest and his dates of birth and death on the right and left sleeves, respectively. It’s currently available to purchase for $200. According to the dedicated website for the shirt, net proceeds from sales will be donated to the rapper’s family.
Ahead of Saturday’s Celebration of Life ceremony, thousands of fans, both on foot and in an array of vehicles, flooded the streets outside of Barclays Center, blasting the rapper’s music as his casket was brought to the venue in the bed of a monster truck. Inside the venue, close friends and family members gathered to honor DMX in a ceremony that’s only just begun, but has already featured a performance from Kanye’s Sunday Service Choir. In 2019, DMX joined the choir at a Sunday Service event and lead a prayer during their performance. It’s unclear what the rapper’s relationship with Kanye was like, but Swizz Beatz reportedly reached out to the YEEZY chief to appear at one of the ceremonies.
Another service, dubbed a “Homegoing Celebration,” is set for Sunday, April 25th. It will be broadcasted on BET at 2:30pm EST. A location for that ceremony has yet to be announced.
See images of YEEZY and Balenciaga’s DMX tribute shirt below. Scroll on to watch a live stream of the Celebration of Life ceremony and tune in tomorrow for the second day of memorials.