“I’m a 10-year-old who has lost multiple family members to fentanyl and drug addiction. I felt like I had to do something to help this crisis,” Sonovah Hillman Jr., said.
DMX’s Younger Daughter Launches GoFundMe for Documentary on Drug Addiction
Sonovah Hillman Jr., the daughter of the late rap icon Earl 'DMX' Simmons to release docuseries promoting drug addiction awareness.
The 10-year-old daughter of DMX's is doing her part to raise awareness for fentanyl use and drug addiction and how it can affect the ones we love.
She recently posted a video to YouTube titled Walk on By, sharing the news of her upcoming project. She also launched a GoFundMe in order to cover pre and post-production costs to help bring it to life.
“I lost my aunt and uncle to a fentanyl overdose and my dad to drug addiction. Fentanyl is affecting every gender, race, class and age group,” Hillman says in the two-minute-long video.
On (January 23), Sonovah Hillman Jr.,launched a GoFundMe campaign to create a project that would spread awareness for others who may be dealing with similar issues. “Hello, my name is Sonovah Hillman Jr. I’m a 10-year-old who has lost multiple family members to fentanyl and drug addiction. I felt like I had to do something to help this crisis,” her message began. “I came up with the idea to do a four-part docuseries on fentanyl and drug addiction. I want to show the world the point of view from a child’s perspective. I know that others are going through some of the same things. I want to reach out and ask for assistance with some of the production costs to get started. These funds will be used for pre and post-production. All donations are greatly appreciated and will help me get closer to my goal of educating, spreading awareness and saving lives,” she wrote.
DMX struggled with drug abuse throughout his life. As he recounted in 2020, when X was 14, a mentor passed him a blunt laced with crack. The episode would prove to be among the catalysts for his career, with X saying he was “blessed with a curse” and that “drugs were a symptom of a bigger problem.” He finished a lengthy stint in rehab in 2019.
DMX suffered a heart attack in 2021, leaving him in a coma for days. He passed away on April 9, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. He was 50. DMX was one of the greatest rappers to ever live, his personal turmoil inspiring music that was raw, real, and timeless.