“The person that I loved was a snake.”
DMX Recalls Being Tricked Into Smoking Crack At 14: The Person That I Loved Was A Snake
Hip-hop icon DMX (born Earl Simmons), who has been widely known for his signature edgy rap style, has equally been known for his legal battles and drug-abuse issues. The rapper recently opened up about his first time smoking crack and the surprising, unorthodox way in which it came about — through his mentor.
On an episode of People’s Party podcast with Talib Kweli, DMX recalled
“I was in Yonkers. This guy, ‘Ready Ron,’ he was like an older brother to me.”
The Ruff Ryders rapper remembered that he and Ready Ron “did a robbery one night.” He continued,
“…It was his birthday and we came back and split the money. I said, ‘Here you go, go get something nice for your birthday.’ So he came back with a blunt rolled up, and I’m counting the money, he pass[ed] the blunt.”
“I hit the blunt and … I was no longer focused on the money. I’ve never felt like this, it just f–ked me up. I later found out that he laced the blunt with crack. Why would you do that to a child? He knew I looked up to him. Why would you do that to somebody who looks up to you? A monster was born. I wouldn’t do that to my worst enemy. Especially to someone that you supposedly love.”
He expressed that he learned on that night,
The rapper and actor previously spoke about his multiple personalities that help get him through life, citing that he doesn’t know if they’re God-given or if they derived from circumstances and situations.
On BET’s “Ruff Ryders Chronicles” he stated,
“They’re different things… There’s a few things, a few people in me and they get me through life.”
He reluctantly further expressed,
“They’re there to get me through life. I don’t know if I made ’em or if God gave ’em to me, or maybe circumstances and situations did.”
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