Dmx Talks Nicki Minaj, Drake And Jay-Z From Prison
He's always been a wild one, and sitting behind bars this time around doesn't change that. Previously making headlines claiming that Rick Ross reached out to add him to his Maybach Music imprint, DMX gives his first interview with VIBE.com since being locked up in 2010 for violation of probation…
The multi-platinum selling artist is set be released early next month and his plans involve a new album and reality show. In the interview, the former Ruff Ryder talks about the current rap game, as he drops his two cents on Young Money's Drake and Nicki Minaj, and his issues Jay-Z.
Speaking on Nicki Minaj, DMX said: "I do like Nicki Minaj, how she getting at em. Haven’t heard the album, but the couple of singles I’ve heard, ‘Did It On Em’, you know what I’m saying? That boom, boom, boom s**t? I like her style."
DMX on Drake: "Hmmm, no comment. I don’t like Drake. It’s nothing that he did to me, he actually is talented. He’s very talented."
DMX on Jay-Z: "I have a few inside people who confirmed my suspicions that they were trying to make me leave. Like, ‘Yeah they just wanna get you out of there.’ That way they can do what they wanna do and this, that, and the other. If you remember, Jay quit. He retired from rapping. But he became president of Def Jam. He gave me the call, he called me personally. So I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s wassup! My man is in a position now, he’s the president of the label I’m on, we good!’ Next thing you know, he’s out of retirement and I’m off the label. What a coincidence? We were real good friends. He came down and heard the album and was like, ‘Yeah, that’s wassup. The album’s hot. When you shooting the video?’ Directly after that he started doing some funny s**t. You know, that night we went out and shot pool together. He could call me anytime.
"He called me one time in New York like, ‘Yo I want you to come hear this Beans joint.’ I jumped in my truck. I’m a free spirit. I’m not running around with 10 people all the time. I drove down there. I lived in Upstate New York, Mount Kisco and s**t. So I jumped in the Suburban, flew down there, ‘What’s up n***a? I’m here for you. That’s how I get down. We played pool there; we hung out in the studio. We ain’t get no work done, but we had a good time. Our birthdays are like a few days apart. So we had a lot in common. And the thing that’s crazy about us is our relationship was a real relationship. Because initially, I didn’t like him and he didn’t like me, so we began to battle. And the battle was like maybe ‘91 or ‘92. When he was with Original Flavour."
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Words: Shabazz (@_KingShabazz)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)