Late legendary hip-hop star Earl Simmons, commonly known as DMX’s family have started fighting over his estate just a few months after the rapper passed on.
According to a report, DMX’s fiancée Desiree Lindstrom recently applied to the court to be legally declared his “common-law wife,” but a judge turned her down completely.
If the application had gone through, Lindstrom, who got engaged to the rapper in 2019 and is the mother to his 5-year-old son, Exodus, would have been the senior over his 14 children and control his estate and all future earnings from his scripts.
DMX died in early April at the age of 50 after a drug overdose. The rapper didn’t write his will before his death … and left a few liquid assets. A legal source has hinted that an estate must be set up to manage future earnings from DMX’S music.
The source also said that the first step will be for a court to appoint administrators, and DMX’s three adult sons from his marriage to Tashera Simmons, Xavier, 28, Tacoma, 21, and Sean, 19, are applying to be administrators.
There are other children of the late rapper who are applying to be administrators as well like his two adult daughters, Sasha Simmons and Jada Oden, they were from his other relationships while he was married.
DMX left behind 14 legally recognized children, according to the court filings, but only descendants over 18 can be appointed administrators, according to New York law.
“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.
“His fiancée 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,” an insider said.
The source said that Judge Helen Blackwood ruled that Lindstrom did “not have standing to file,” as a common-law wife.
The court will hear the matter again on July 15, to review submissions from DMX’s children to decide the administrators over their father’s estate.