The battle over the late rapper DMX’s estate has begun, and things may turn ugly.
According to an exclusive report by Page Six, DMX’s fiancée Desiree Lindstrom recently applied to the court to be legally declared DMX’s “common-law wife.” However, a judge denied her request.
Had Lindstrom been granted her wish, then she would have given her seniority over his other 14 children to oversee his estate and future earnings from his music.
The two were engaged since 2019 and shared a five-year-old son, Exodus.
DMX passed in April at the age of 50. He left no will and few liquid assets.
To manage expected future earnings from the New York rapper’s music, an estate must be set up, legal sources claim. The first step is for a court to appoint administrators.
Earl “DMX” Simmons has three adult sons from his previous marriage to ex-wife Tashera Simmons. Xavier, 28, Tacoma, 21, and Sean, 19, are petitioning to become the administrators of his estate.
He also has two adult daughters that were born during his marriage, Sasha Simmons and Jada Oden, who are also requesting to become administrators.
A source said, “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.”
The source also said that Judge Helen Blackwood ruled that Lindstrom did not have “standing to file” as a common-law wife.
The next court date is scheduled for July 15. The judge will review submissions of all DMX’s kids to determine who will become administrators.