*Well, it may surprise somebody that DMX had lost his mind long before his unsuccessful attempt to have Iyanla fix his life.
As Shakespeare would’ve said, “Thee is mad, boy!”
But we’ll let you hear this from his wife, uh, ex-wife as of last year.
Tashera Simmons was married to DMX for 14 years so you know she has seen her fair share of events. She tells DTFRadio, about an incident involving an inebriated DMX who fired a gun at his manager in a hotel.
According to Tashera, while she was pregnant in 1999, she went with DMX’s manager to search for the MC at a New Jersey hotel after he had gone missing for three days. When they got to X’s room he greeted them with a gun and after some opposition, X finally agreed to pack up his belongings and leave the room.
But in what has become increasing known as true DMX modus operandi, paranoia erupts when the three of them arrive downstairs and X sees a large gathering of people for a convention. Tashera attempted to calm him down, but before she knew it, X let one off.
He was like ‘Yo Tashera, somebody’s following me. I’m telling you.’ The manager is about to lose it, like scared to death. Next thing you know we hear a pop and the manager fell to the floor. I’m like ‘what happened?’ and I see blood on the floor. Then X was like, ‘Somebody shot him. I told you somebody was following me’. Mind you, I go down to the floor to see where the manager was hit… and you see the bottom of X’s bookbag with smoke and a hole at the bottom.
Check out the full interview below as Tashera explains how the pair fled the hotel, got caught by police and more: