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DMX Memorial Service Set for Brooklyn's Barclays Center

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DMX performs at Masters Of Ceremony 2019 at Barclays Center on June 28, 2019 in New York City.

A memorial service for late rapper DMX will be held April 24 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, Billboard can confirm.

Though Barclays Center is big enough to accommodate 19,000 fans for concerts, it's unclear how many people will be allowed inside the New York arena with current COVID-19 restrictions. According to a source close to the situation, Barclays is maxed at 10% capacity currently and the service will not be open to the public.

Further details for the service, first reported by TMZ, are still being ironed out, DMX's former manager Steve Rifkind told the site. According to their report, the public service on that Saturday would be followed by a more intimate church service for just X's family and inner-circle the next day, Sunday, April 25.

DMX died a week ago, on April 9, after suffering a heart attack triggered by a drug overdose. He was 50 years old.

Barclays Center opened its doors less than a decade ago, in September 2012, which was years after DMX's late '90s/early 2000s heyday, but the rapper hit the arena's stage twice: once in 2017 as part of a Ruff Ryders reunion show and in 2019 at the Masters of Ceremony concert.