Who is Praise Mary Ella Simmons?
Praise Mary Ella Simmons is a well-known celebrity child. Born on April 18, 2005, Praise Mary Ella Simmons is the daughter of the late American rapper DMX.
Praise Mary Ella Simmons’ father, DMX, died on April 9, 2021, due to a cocaine-induced heart attack. She prefers to lead a quiet lifestyle away from the media spotlight despite being a celebrity child.
Praise Mary Ella Simmons Quick Facts
|Full Name||Praise Mary Ella Simmons|
|Birthdate||April 18, 2005|
|Age||18 years old|
|Personality Traits||Positive: Determined, Versatile, and Intuitive|
Negative: Lazy, Reckless, and Overly Idealistic
|Birthplace||New York, USA|
|Height||5 feet 3 inches|
|Parents||Earl Simmons AKA DMX (father)|
Tashera Simmons (mother)
|Grandparents||Joe Barker (Grandfather)|
Arnett Simmons (Grandmother)
|Siblings||Xavier Simmons (Brother)|
Sean Simmons (Brother)
Tacoma Simmons (Brother)
|Net Worth||Under review|
Praise Mary Ella Simmons Early Life, Parents, and Siblings
Praise Mary Ella Simmons was born on April 18, 2005, with a silver spoon in her mouth. Daughter of the legendary rapper DMX and his former wife, Tashera Simmons, Praise has three older brothers.
Their names are Xavier Simmons, Tacoma Simmons, and Sean Simmons. Praise’s parents were childhood friends, and they tied the knot in 1999.
Although DMX and Tashera Simmons were married for over 11 years, they called it quit in July 2010. Praise was only 5 years old at this time.
DMX was incarcerated three times in 2010, and Tashera announced their split after the rapper’s first prison sentence. Although the couple remained on friendly terms to co-parent their four children together, in 2016, Tashera slammed DMX for failing to pay his monthly child support amount of $10,000.
Apart from this, Praise Mary Ella Simmons has 13 half-siblings. DMX has fathered 17 children from 11 different women. He also cheated on Tashera Simmons multiple times during their 11-year-long marriage, which on some occasions resulted in children.
Who is Praise Mary Ella Simmons’ Father DMX?
Born on December 18, 1970, Earl Simmons, known by his stage name DMX, was a renowned rapper and actor. Rising to fame as a rapper early 1990s, DMX released his debut album titled It’s Dark, and Hell Is Hot in 1998.
The album was a critical and commercial success, and it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the US. His second album, Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood released in December 1998.
DMX’s most successful album was his third album, titled …And Then There Was X, released on December 21, 1999; the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was certified six-times Platinum.
Both his fourth and fifth albums debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. In fact, DMX is the only musical artist in history to have five consecutive albums debut at number one.
After releasing three more albums, DMX released his last album, Exodus, in 2021. Additionally, DMX acted in several movies and TV shows, including Belly, Romeo Must Die, Never Die Alone, Lords of the Street, The Bleeding, Eve, and Third Watch.
Apart from his work, DMX was also known for his feuds with Jay-Z and Ja Rule. The three rappers had formed a short-lived hip-hop supergroup known as Murder Inc. in 1995.
After the group’s breakup, DMX accused Ja Rule of being a copycat and claimed that Ja Rule copied his signature throaty and harsh rapping style. The duo officially ended their feud in 2009 at VH1’s Hip Hop Honors.
DMX and Jay-Z’s feud began in the early 1990s after a rap battle between the two rappers. However, their feud ultimately fizzled out with time.
DMX was incarcerated 30 times in life. He was imprisoned on accounts of various offenses, including robbery, assault, carjacking, animal cruelty, reckless driving, driving under the influence, unlicensed driving, drug possession, probation violation, failure to pay child support, pretending to be a federal agent, and tax evasion.
DMX Addiction and Death
DMX developed an addiction to crack cocaine when he was just 14 years old. The rapper entered rehab multiple times to overcome his addiction.
He was discovered unresponsive in a Ramada Inn parking lot in New York in February 2016 and became semi-conscious after first-responders administered an opioid-reversal drug called Narcan.
On April 2, 2021, DMX suffered a heart attack following a drug overdose and was rushed to White Plains Hospital. It was reported in critical condition; it was later confirmed that DMX was on life support.
After suffering cerebral hypoxia, DMX was in a “vegetative state” with “lung and brain failure and no current brain activity,” according to his former manager, Nakia Walker. Many of his essential organs stopped functioning on April 9, 2021, after which DMX was pronounced dead.
DMX was 50 years old at the time of his death. The Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office announced that his official cause of death was a cocaine-induced heart attack.
On April 24, 2021, a “Celebration of Life” was held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to honor DMX’s life and legacy. DMX was laid to rest after a private funeral service at an NYC church the following day. He was buried at Oakland Cemetery in Yonkers, New York.
The late artist’s family members and friends attended the public memorial service that was live-streamed on DMX’s YouTube and Instagram. In addition, many of DMX’s children took the stage to remember their late father.
Some of them remembered the fond memories of their father, whereas others delivered heartfelt poems and emotional tributes. The Grammy-nominated rapper’s ex-wife, Tashera Simmons, delivered a touching speech in which she gave an account of how she met DMX and the wonderful time they had together in their 11-year-long marriage.
Net Worth of DMX
DMX had a net worth of negative $1 million at his death. Although the rapper had made $2.3 million from his songs between 2010 and 2015, he faced many financial hardships towards the end of his life.
In fact, even before this, DMX had filed for bankruptcy three times. On July 30, 2013, DMX filed for bankruptcy in which he stated his child support obligations as his priority claim. He was 14 counts of tax fraud in 2014, after which he was incarcerated for a year.
Praise Mary Ella Simmons Social Media
Despite being a celebrity child, Praise Mary Ella Simmons is a very private individual. She has shied away from social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
However, for eager fans of DMX wishing to know more about the late rapper’s dearest daughter, Praise’s mom’s Instagram account offers plenty of insights.