Troubled emcee DMX opens up in an interview with an Arizona TV station about drugs, depresion and his personal struggles.
During this interview, X talks about his bipolar disorder, his severe mood swings, the fight to beat drug addiction and dog fighting.
“I’m not the person the media portrays me to be,” he said. “X is the bad guy. That’s not who I am. I’m not the person the media portrays me to be.”
He explains how he was able to seperate X from Earl Simmons, but now it’s more difficult than ever.
“I used to be really clear on who was what and what characteristics each personality had. But I don’t know at this point. I’m not even sure there is a difference,” he continued. “I’m Earl when I’m with my children. I miss my children, I miss my children, I miss my children.”
DMX’s drug use struggles are well documented, he says that he’s trying to get clean and is taking it one day at a time. “Every day. I start my day off with a prayer, as God to guide my steps. Cover me and keep me safe. Every album there’s a gospel song and a prayer. Every album, from the beginning.”
DMX is currently working on an upcoming album Redemption of the Beast that he hopes to release by the end of the year.