A woman identified as Raven Barmer-Simmons has come forward claiming she is one of the children of late American rapper, DMX.
According to Page Six, Raven contacted DMX’s other adult children in the past few weeks, alleging that the artiste was her father. If so, this would be DMX’s 15th child.
She and the rest of DMX’s 14 children will all undergo a DNA test to confirm their paternity. This comes as a battle for DMX’s estate is becoming intense.
On Friday, a judge appointed DMX’s three sons, Xavier, Tacoma, and Sean Simmons, from his 16-year marriage to Tashera Simmons as the temporary administrators of their father’s estate.
DMX’s fiancée Desiree Lindstrom, the mother of his 5-year-old son Exodus, had applied to be legally declared his “common-law wife,” but the judge rejected her claim. She, along with DMX’s older daughters–Sasha Simmons and Jada Oden–had petitioned the court to be an administrator of his estate, which is estimated to be worth around $1 million.
“The next big thing is to determine who are the rightful heirs, the estate is going to ask everyone to prove paternity through DNA testing. All the legal children of DMX will be entitled to an equal share of his estate,” said Herbert Nass, the trusts and estates attorney for Xavier, Tacoma, and Sean Simmons.
Despite a successful music and movie career, DMX left behind an estate estimated to be in debt. The lack of a will from DMX has also complicated setting up the estate.
Nass added; “We need to collect assets and pay debts and administration costs, we don’t have a lot of information about his income streams, but now the temporary administrators have been appointed, we can ask questions and expect answers.”
DMX died in April at age 50 following a drug-induced heart attack.