Though Barclays Center is big enough to accommodate 19,000 fans for concerts, it’s unclear how many people would be allowed inside the New York arena with current COVID-19 restrictions. Details for the service, including how ticketing will work, are still being ironed out, DMX’s former manager Steve Rifkind reportedly told TMZ.
According to the 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.
Billboard has reached out to representatives for the late rapper for confirmation.
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.