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“I’m not the person the media portrays me to be,” DMX says. “X is the bad guy. That’s not who I am. I’m not that person you see on TV.”

Earlier this year, DMX turned to Dr. Phil. DMX has opened up about his personal struggles. During the interview, he revealed that he suffers from bipolar disorder, which causes severe mood swings between mania and depression. The troubled star also discussed his battle to beat drug addiction and his history with dog fighting.

“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, whose struggles with substance abuse have been documented for a long time, 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 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. As for getting his career back on track, he’s not worried about obstacles.

“There will never be another me, never,” he said. “To this day, I have records that have yet to be broken.”

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