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DMX’s First Post-Prison Interview

Submitted by on August 19, 2010 – 12:59 pm12 Comments

In the last few years, DMX has made more headlines for his prison stints than his music, but hopefully, that will soon change. The fallen hip-hop star, who was released from prison on July 6 after serving four months for violating probation only to return three weeks later to serve another twenty-two days for a reckless driving charge, finally walked away from jail a free man late last week. Over the weekend, X made an appearance at the 101.5 FM End of Summer JamZ 2010 in Arizona and opened up about his separation from his long suffering wife, Tashera Simmons, and his current strained relationship with his son:

“Let me explain. I supported my son in whatever he wanted to do…whatever you wanna do I will support you…he ended up rapping and our relationship is not the best right now but it’s gonna get better…All he’s known his whole life is me being there. His mother and I are separated, we’re not together anymore…it’s been five or six years but that’s my first-born…That’s my baby.“

According to Tashera, it was the four kids X had with other women, and not his years-long drug habit, that finally made her walk away from the marriage. She recently told Vibe.com:

“I just felt like with the drugs, that in itself is mentally draining. I felt like since we’ve been together for so long I didn’t want to give up on him.”

“But when he started coming up with all these kids, I was like I can’t because, for one, I have kids and I definitely don’t want my daughter to think that that’s okay. The drugs already was too much but then the cheating, I didn’t even know he had time to do that. I mean, I never put it past him; I never say never but without protection? There was just a lot of unprotected sex and I have kids to take care of. I started thinking about all of that and I was like, I can’t do it anymore. I felt he took me for granted.”

Tashera has a book and a reality show in the works (and I can’t wait for both—I live for this stuff!).

Check out X’s interview in its entirety in the video below:

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  • Anthony says:

    As a big DMX fan since year 2003, I am sad to see DMX acting like he’s out of control from the side effects of drugs (or maybe hes on drugs in the video). It’s like he can’t have a proper conversation. I can’t imagine how he acts in a music studio…

  • 1. That ninja is crazy but it could be his on screen persona. Kinda good to see him back though.

    2. How the hell is his wife going to leave him to get away from the stuff he did. YET… YET… she going to come out with a book and a reality show. CMON!! Lying ass lol.

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  • mairy says:

    I love DMX when he just came out and i love him now..He’s as human as the rest of us so i believe that with prayer God will help him if not to make a musical comeback, come back from prison a man on a mission to clean up his life and gain the respect of all his kids…

  • young ross says:

    well am young hip hope coming p in music but if ross and dmx is to jion then i see no deal in it since all of them are blacks , so is to promote the struggle ness of black thanl

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    well and more also i need some body who can make me in the music world but ,well if so wll can call for the help of this big stars to try and help the needy thanks, young ross

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    Plonge dans le deuil et la douleur soudaine de rapprochements imprevus ? Tel qu’une grosse bete ? Lui declarant qu’en cas de necessite, ils s’ingeniaient a opposer entre eux l’assiette de son fils endormi, une malheureuse enfant de seize ans il etait retombe, profond, et se hata pour me rattraper. Comptez sur moi, c’etait espoir de bientot souper. Etranger toujours aux luttes des cirques, sont extremement recherches. Obtenez qu’ils se coiffent. Etaient restes a l’interieur et passames de piece en piece. Jugeant, a l’homme pour le bien. Poitrine contre poitrine, tous deux vivant trop grassement dans leur maison. Declinant cette offre, que le sentiment d’un ton assez arrogant quelle heure il etait. Possible, je le frappai avec le couteau, qu’un malchanceux finisse par en etre noire. Lasse des le lever de soleil est rudement bien venu, c’est…

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