DMX, whose first five albums hit No. 1 on Billboard, died in April 2021 of a cocaine-induced heart attack.
Dash appeared to be truly unaware of his passing and explained that she was scrolling through TikTok and came upon a DMX song that “saved me many times” ― only it had an #RIP tag on it.
“I know I am late. I did not know he passed away. I am heartbroken ― he was such a great guy,” she wrote.
In the clip, the tearful Dash noted that DMX overdosed. “I am today six years and one month clean,” she said. “And it breaks my heart. ... He lost to that demon of addiction. Please, please, don’t lose.”
Since starring as Dee in the 1995 teen comedy classic and on the TV show adaptation, Dash appeared as a hot-take-spewing conservative pundit on Fox News. (She was eventually let go.) In 2018, she put the brakes on a congressional bid after filing the paperwork.
“I was the angry, conservative, Black woman,” she said in 2021 of her political views. “And at that time in my life, it was who I was. And I realized in 2016 that anger is unsustainable and it will destroy you. And you know, what people don’t know is that I made a lot of mistakes because of that anger.”