TMZ reported that sources close to the “What’s My Name” musician assert that the overdose happened at about 11 p.m. Sources also said that the overdose then caused him to suffer from a heart attack.
DMX is presently in the crucial care unit at a White Plains healthcare facility where he apparently is showing “some brain activity.” Another source informed TMZ that the rapper is presently in a “vegetative state” as well as medical professionals who have warned he might not make it.
The Ruff Ryders MC has actually long had a problem with being addicted to drugs, last checking into a rehabilitation center in October of 2019.
The rap artist claims his troubles with addiction started when he was deceived into smoking crack by his mentor when he was just 14-years-old, according to PageSix.
“I was in Yonkers. This guy, ‘Ready Ron,’ he was like an older brother to me,” DMX said to fellow hip-hop celebrity Talib Kweli on his podcast called the “People’s Party.” “He would rap, and I would do the beatbox,” DMX stated. “I loved this guy like an older brother.”
The two “did a robbery one night, 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 passed the blunt.”
Holding back his tears, DMX proceeded onward and said, “I hit the blunt, and …I was no longer focused on the money. I’ve never felt like this, it just f***ed 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.”
DMX added that “The person that I loved was a snake.”
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