Irv Gotti has been getting dragged in the streets of social media like a Raggedy Andy doll for remarks he made about DMX‘s death.

During an interview with WCGI, the record exec claimed his dear friend died because he overdosed on cracked laced with fentanyl and he said DMX had been diagnosed with COVID-19.

In a statement issued on his Instagram page, Irv admitted he was only repeating what he read on gossip blogs.

He hadn’t confirmed the information before repeating and spreading it publicly.

Irv went on to say he has apologized DMX’s ex-wife, Tashera Simmons, as well as others who were closed to X and loved him dearly.

Irv Gotti is most upset by people questioning his love for DMX because of the comments he made.

Read his full statement below:

1st off. Let me say again. How much I love my ni**a X. The fact that this is coming into Question is the only reason why I feel the need to address the bullsh*t.

I love X and love him Unconditionally and that won’t change til I die. Dog Love. Now the interview I did for @wgci and @kendragmedia is the interview where I said what I said about DMX. Now Everything I said. Had already been reported in the media.

If you look back at @balleralert and @theshaderoom and other media outlets. everything I said had been out there already. I did not break anything I said. But you know what. I understand. No one wanted to hear it from me. And for that I am truly sorry. To ever make people think. I don’t love my ni**a X. Anybody that knows me or knew X. Cannot ever front like me and X didn’t share a special bond. I put my whole career on the line for X. And did things for X that is unquestionable. Our relationship grew and grew to the point where I feel I understood X and the love he wanted. That’s why I say DOG LOVE. Unconditional LOVE is what I gave X. It didn’t matter to me anything he was doing. I loved him. And always would try and do the best for him.

I spoke with @tasherasimmons Who I love also. And I apologized as soon as I seen it went left. I explained to her I was only saying things that I heard reported already. To which she said they don’t know if it’s real yet. They are waiting for the doctors to come back and tell them. Then which I apologized even more. For repeating what had been reported. I apologize to my brothers @general_over_everything and @waahdean They know exactly where my heart is with X. And where my heart is with them. We have done things together. That will never change how I feel about them. They are my brothers.

Again. I apologize for talking out of turn. In my defense. I honestly thought I wasn’t saying anything that everyone didn’t hear already. If anyone thinks the love I have for X is nothing but genuine unconditional love. Just look at our history. Really look at it. And there is no way you can think that. Love you X. Until I die and see you again. #ripdmx #doglove #ruffryders #family

See the original post below:

When the Lord calls me home, please don’t repeat what you read about me on blogs.

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