DMX gets emotional about how he was tricked into smoking crack as a kid.
During an appearance on Talib Kweli’s People’s Party show, the rapper opened up about the traumatic time he was misled into doing crack, which led to his crack addiction.
“I learned that I had to deal with the things that hurt me,” he shared. “I didn’t really have anybody to talk to… in the hood, nobody wants to hear that… Talking about your problems is viewed as a sign of weakness when actually it’s one of the bravest things you can do. One of the bravest things you can do is put it on the table, chop it up, and just let it out,” said the New York native.
He then shared that crack was first introduced to him at the age of 14 when his friend lied to him by giving him a crack-laced blunt without letting him know. “He passed the blunt around and… I hit the blunt,” he explained. “I never felt like this before it f—ed me up. I later found out that he laced the blunt with crack… Why would you do that to a child? He was like 30, and he knew I looked up to him. Why would you do that to someone who looks up to you?”
He continued: “You never know when the things you stored away are going to come out and just fall all over the place…” he concluded. “Let me open this door and start dealing with this shit right now before it comes out at the wrong time, and I just have a meltdown… that’s what’s helped with addiction and sobriety.” The full interview will be aired on Monday.