As Earl “DMX” Simmons fans and colleagues continue to share their favorite memories of the deceased rapper and actor on social media, a clip about his apparent love for The Golden Girls has gone viral. The information comes from a 2017 interview with Gabrielle Union, who had worked with DMX on the Jet Li action movie Cradle 2 the grave in 2003. Performed by Sean Evans from the YouTube show Hot, the interview clip was shared by First We Feast shortly after DMX’s untimely death.
“Did you know DMX loved The Golden GirlsThat’s a really fun fact, “says Union in the clip, revealing that the rapper-actor had spent a lot of time on set watching the show in his trailer. As Union explains, almost everyone else was on set. Afraid of approaching DMX after a “dog-biting incident” with a PA, Union eventually became the go-to person to pick up DMX when needed, and she usually found him drinking and watching the classic sitcom.
Echoing DMX, Union said the rapper would tell her, “Yo, have a drink! Look The Golden GirlsThis sh * t is funny. “
‘We’d have a Heineken, and sometimes a little crown, and then we’d watch The Golden GirlsAnd he laughed hysterically, ” Gabrielle Union added.
Friday, DMX died at the age of 50, a week after a reported drug overdose and subsequent heart attack. Among the many colleagues who mourned the iconic rapper was Union, who was one of the first to post a heartfelt message on Twitter in memory. In a gloomy tweet, Union wrote: “No words at the moment. Nothing but ardent love, prayers and protection for X’s family, friends and fans. This loss is devastating.”
“Earl was a warrior who fought to the end,” the family said. “He loved his family with all his heart and we treasure the time we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans around the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever.”
DMX wasn’t alone in his love of the show, like The Golden Girls is one of the most loved sitcoms of all time. Created by Susan Harris, the classic comedy series won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series twice during its seven-season run, with each of the four lead actors earning their own Emmy wins for acting. The series is a popular watch with streaming on Hulu, and Disney + subscribers are excited that the show is coming to that service later this summer.
After four grown women sharing a home in Miami, The Golden Girls Starring Bea Arthur as Dorothy Zbornak, Betty White as Rose Nylund, Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux, and Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo. The series also featured a plethora of notable guest stars such as Leslie Nielsen, Alex Trebek, Burt Reynolds, Bob Hope, Sonny Bono, Mario Lopez, George Clooney and even Quentin Tarantino dancing Elvis impersonator.
RIP DMX. Union’s clip about DMX and The Golden Girls comes to us from First We Feast on Twitter.
Subjects: Obituaries, Golden Girls