It was a ceremony fit for a king on Saturday as friends and family came together for the memorial service of legendary rapper DMX. The grand occasion started outside with the Ruff Ryders leading the motorcade through New York City, carrying the artist's casket on an enormous pick-up truck as they headed to the service. The riders started their journey in Yonkers, New York and traveled along the highway until they arrived at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, USA TODAY reported

When the program commenced in Brooklyn, there were many more tear-jerking moments that followed. Thousands of fans watched the live stream and said their goodbyes from a distance while loved ones at the Barclays Center dedicated an elaborate tribute for the musician they know as Earl Simmons.

Here were some of the most touching moments from the service.