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Family Feud! DMX's Family Takes The Fight To Court Over The Late Rapper's Estate

Source: Mega

Jun. 20 2021, Published 2:49 p.m. ET

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The estate of rapper DMX is still in limbo months after his tragic passing, and his family is ready to take the fight to courts.

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The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, died in April at the age of 50 from a drug over-dose. However, his estate was left in disarray with no will or any other legal preparations made for who would step in as estate administrator.

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According to Page Six the late rapper's fiancée Desiree Lindstrom — who shares 5-year-old son, Exodus with him, and had been engaged to the "Party Up" singer since 2019 — applied to the court to be legally declared his "common law wife," but the judge wasn't having it.

Had the judge chosen to approve Lindstrom's request, she could have potentially assumed control of his entire estate, as well as his future music earnings ahead of his other children.

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According to court filings, DMX has a total of 14 legally recognized children. Due to the lack of a will, it is up to the court to appoint an administrator, but with so many children the process could easily get very messy very quickly.

Thus far, his three adult sons from his marriage to Tashera SimmonsXavier, 28, Tacoma, 21, and Sean, 19 — are petitioning to be administrators of their late father's estate. DMX also has two adult daughters — Sasha Simmons and Jade Oden — who are also filing to be administrators.

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An insider tells Page Six, "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."

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"His fiancee 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."

Representatives for all those involved have yet to comment.

The next court date is currently set for July 15. It is believed that on that day — barring any further delays — the judge will decide which of the late artist's family members will become the legal administrator of the estate.

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