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DMX’s Daughter Did A Heartfelt Rendition Of 'Slippin' During Her Father's Memorial

"My daddy’s still holding my hand, so I gotta stand up," one of DMX's daughters, Sonovah, rapped in tribute to her late father.

During a Saturday memorial service for iconic rapper DMX, one of the late rapper’s daughters, Sonovah, was among several to take the stage in tribute to her father, emulating his talents in an original song.   

“Ayo I’m growing, I’m learning, to hold my head up/My daddy’s still holding my hand, so I gotta stand up/I learned so much from my father," she rapped.

“He taught me to be strong, but it’s OK to be afraid/‘Cause sometimes it’ll show you how to be brave/I never give up, I give it my all/‘Cause I know I’m big, even though I look small/Lookin’ at my daddy’s picture on the wall...My brothers and sisters, we all stand together/Throw up the X, daddy forever.”

The 12-year-old was undoubtedly walking in her father’s footsteps as her song appeared to be her own rendition of his 1998 song, “Slippin.”

“And sometimes when I’m feeling sad and weak, I can still hear him speak/By all means ima do what’s right/Even in the dark ima be the light/I can do it, even when I’m feeling sad/Y’all call him DMX, I call him dad," she rapped. 

Sononvah has established her own large following on Instagram, where she goes by Sonovah JR, and has posted a few heartwarming mementos of her and her father. Earlier this month, she uploaded a side-by-side photo of her and DMX taking a picture in the same location. 

“We took this picture in the same spot. Im walking in your foot steps [sic] 🐾 I love you dad,” she wrote in a caption.

She also shared a clip of her in the studio rapping a song entitled “I Hate Zoom.”

As Blavity previously reported, other family members and rap artists including Nas, Swizz Beatz and fellow Ruff Ryder Entertainment labelmate, Eve, remembered DMX during his memorial service. 

"Thank you for the energy that everyone has brought here today, the celebration of how great we all know DMX was, what he has left behind," Eve said. "This is so hard, y'all. He will rest in power, rest in love, but most of all he will rest in peace."

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