After news broke that Earl Simmons, the rapper known as DMX, might enter the ring to face George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Twitter was set ablaze with messages hoping DMX would murder Zimmerman on live television, Twitchy reported Thursday.
"I hope DMX murders George Zimmerman," one person said.
"I dead a*s hope dmx kills george zimmerman (sic)," added another person.
"I hope X kills him for real," tweeted "Shawne Really White."
"I can't wait until DMX literally murders George Zimmerman on Pay Per View and then all of our computers explode," another person said.
Twitchy posted a number of tweets from bloodthirsty hatemongers expressing hope the rapper would murder Zimmerman in the three-round pay-per-view boxing match tentatively set for next month -- on Martin's 19th birthday, no less.
A search of Twitter uncovered literally hundreds of tweets expressing hope that Zimmerman would be murdered.
DMX, celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman said, was selected out of 15,000 potential applicants who wanted a piece of Zimmerman.
But it seems no one wanted to hurt Zimmerman more than DMX, who made his intentions clear.
"I am going to beat the living f**k out him," he said. "I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I f**k him right up."
DMX, TMZ reported, also promised to urinate on Zimmerman's face.
According to TMZ, DMX said he's willing to do it for "every black person who has been done wrong in the system."
But there's a chance the bloodthirsty mob may not get its long-desired spectacle.
On Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported the "twisted" event may not happen.
"The boxing match between George Zimmerman and DMX is not officially confirmed. DMX has promised to 'beat his a*s,' but no contract or paperwork has been signed or agreed to yet," said DMX spokesman Domenick Nati. "DMX will release an official statement if and when an agreement is made."
Nati also said he doubted the match would take place.
DMX also seems to be on the fence about the match.
"Well, I was challenged, I was challenged. You know, I still haven't really decided if I would do it. But if I did do it, the money going to him would have to go to charity," he told FOX Carolina's Cody Alcorn.
Others are not too keen on the match.
Al Sharpton, the MSNBC host who helped whip up anger against Zimmerman, expressed concern about the "precedent" the match sets.
"We must be very careful not to glorify or in any way sidestep the implications of making someone whose only claim to fame was killing an unarmed young man named Trayvon Martin into a cultural celebrity or hero," he said.
A petition at Change.org calls for the match to be canceled, concerned that Zimmerman would profit from the fight.
"We must stop this fight from happening. This is a blatant show of disrespect and nothing positive or righteous would come from such a stunt," the petition says.
TMZ said that if the match takes place, the date, time, and location will be announced at a news conference next Wednesday.
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