How to watch DMX's memorial and funeral this weekend

DMX, the acclaimed rapper and actor, will be laid to rest this weekend.


Above video: Huge crowds show up for DMX funeral procession

Rapper DMX is being mourned at a memorial with family and close friends at the Barclays Center in New York.

The ceremony, which was being livestreamed on DMX's YouTube channel, began more than two hours late.

Kanye West's Sunday Service Choir kicked off the ceremony with gospel. The hoodie sweatshirt-wearing ensemble performed a few songs including classics "Oh Lord, How Excellent" and "Keep On Movin'." The choir took the stage during other moments of the ceremony performing "Ultralight Beam" and the Whitney Houston-assisted hymn "Jesus Loves Me."

In a touching moment, DMX's 15 children gathered on stage to talk -- and sometimes rap -- about the star as a father who taught them such lessons as "always say thank you," "be kind to everyone" and that being afraid can sometimes show a person how to be brave. Relatives emphasized his love of Jesus and his drive to make his fans happy, giving audiences the best show he could every time.

Here's how you can pay your respects:

What events are taking place?

DMX's family and friends hosted a "Celebration of Life Memorial" on Saturday, April 24 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

A private funeral and "Homegoing Celebration" will be held Sunday at an undisclosed church in New York.

Who can attend?

Due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions, only family and close friends will be allowed to attend both events, according to DMX's official Instagram page.

However, fans can watch live coverage of both the memorial and funeral.

Where can I watch?

DMX's "Celebration of Life Memorial" will be live-streamed on YouTube on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET.

His funeral and "Homegoing Celebration" will be covered by BET on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Coverage will air on BET and its YouTube channel.

"DMX is a musical icon whose impact was truly groundbreaking and transcended generations," Connie Orlando, BET executive vice president of specials, music programming and music strategy, said in a statement.

"The authenticity and transparency in his music were profound, creating a lane of his own that changed hip-hop forever. BET is proud to pay our respect to a legend and show our love and support to DMX's family during this difficult time."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.