DMX is supposedly dropping his next album tomorrow, but over the past few years we’ve been more interested in his personal drama than his music. The rapper epically crashed a wedding, sang Christmas carols, and insulted a presidential hopeful. Whether DMX makes us chuckle or makes us cringe, we’re not turning away from his absurd antics. Check out our list of his most memorable moments.
DMX Gets Real On Couples Therapy
DMX’s emotions were on display when he appeared on Couples Therapy With Dr. Jenn. The rapper reunited with his mother and talked through his abandonment issues. We’ve seen X cry before, but this raw breakdown was his most poignant.
DMX Gets Nekkid
In 2013, DMX felt compelled to run through a Detroit hotel naked. He coyly stripped down in a hallway and did a quick lap around the floor. TMZ snagged the bizarre surveillance video.
DMX Goes Undercover, Sort Of
Many of DMX’s arrests are sad reminders of his downward spiral, but this one is beyond foolish. In 2004, the rapper claimed he was a federal agent at JFK airport, even outfitting his SUV with lights and sirens. His fake status apparently allowed him to drive through a gate and allegedly harass a patron at a terminal. He also had crack cocaine in his car.
DMX Becomes A Preacher
In 2012, DMX was reportedly ordained as a minister. X’s spirituality is no secret, but it still seems odd to imagine him at the pulpit. The rapper is also working on his long-planned gospel album, which could featured the track “Never Give Up.”
DMX Curses Out A Talk Show Host
DMX tried to explore his problems with life coach Iyanla Vanzant. During a 2013 episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life on OWN, the rapper went off on the spiritual adviser as she reunited him with his eldest son. After his tirade, X walked off set. TMZ reported the rapper considered suing Vanzant and Oprah Winfrey.
6. DMX Ruins A Christmas Classic
If you need a gruff hypeman for Christmas caroling, DMX will sign up. Power 105-FM asked the rapper to sing “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” and his rendition will make you nod your head with childish glee.
7. DMX Crashes A Wedding
Early last year, DMX randomly boarded a bus of groomsmen and performed “X Gon’ Give It To Ya.” It looks like he even congratulated the groom at the end.
8. DMX Prepared To Fight A Murderer
In February 2014, DMX negotiated a boxing match with George Zimmerman. Since Zimmerman wasn’t punished for killing Trayvon Martin in 2012, X planned to “beat the living fuck out of him,” according to TMZ. Thankfully, the fight was called off before a tragedy became a mockery.
9. DMX Commits Identity Theft
After a 2008 stint at the Mayo Clinic, DMX tried to skip out on his $7,000 bill by giving a fake name (Troy Jones) and presenting a fraudulent Social Security number. Guess he didn’t realize that only works if you’re not famous.
10. DMX Makes Fun Of A Future President
Before Barack Obama was president, he was just another politician with a funny name to DMX. In a March 2008 XXL interview, the rapper was asked about the then-Democratic hopeful. X admitted he wasn’t following the race and couldn’t believe a man named Barack Obama stood a chance at running the country. “What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?” said X.
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