Diddy Didnât Sign DMX Because Of His Voice?
DMX was recently on the Drink Champs podcast hosted byÂ N.O.R.E. andÂ DJ EFN and he spoke on a meeting he had with Diddy in 1997 or 1998 in which Diddy told him he didn't want to sign him to Bad Boy, because he wasn't marketable due toÂ his voice?
"One thing I respect about Puff is he told me too my face what he thought," and "He said, you're voice is too rough, you're not marketable.' So in my mind, what he's saying is, 'work on this."
DMX signed to Def Jam shortly after thatÂ conversation, and after he signed the deal Diddy reached out and offered to pay him double the amount of money he was given by Def Jam if he signed with Bad Boy.
"Maybe two weeks later after he found out I was getting signed by Def Jam, he was like, "Yo, I'll lace your pockets! I'll double what they gave you!"
Watch the interview below:
DMX Released From Hospital
As we recently reported, Earl "DMX" Simmons was rushed to the hospital after he was found unconscious in a hotel parking lot. There have been multiple reports that the rapper suffered a drug overdose, but his family members are claiming it was an asthma attack. The rappers attorney, Murray Richman, says his client is now out of the hospital after the health scare.
Although Richman revealed X suffered from asthma, he did not confirm what exactly caused this particular health issue. Richman also claimed DMX will be healthy enough to perform at a concert this weekend?!?
DMX Found Unconscious From Apparent Overdose; Family Denies Allegations
DMX was reportedly found not breathing and without a pulse Monday night at a Ramada Inn. According to reports, Yonkers police responded to a call about an unconscious male at the hotel, and when they arrived DMX was on the ground in the parking lot. The cops say he was lifeless, not breathing and had no pulse, so they immediately performed CPR. After a minute of performing CPR the rappers pulse came back.
According to TMZ, a witness on scene told the police that X had ingested some sort of powder right before he went into unconsciousness, but now the rapper and his family are saying the following about those allegations,
"He says all he remembers is having shortness of breath after suffering bronchitis for a couple of days.Â
A family member says X asked for his inhaler (for asthma) right before he fell unconscious. They were not able to get it to him in time. He's still in the hospital."
DMX Issued An Arrest Warrant
DMX has been issued an arrest warrant after he missed his court date on Monday. According to Gossip, the rapper thought his court date was set for today (Dec. 15th), but it was yesterday and the judge was pissed that he missed it. In court the judge reportedly said,Â âItâs going to be really hard to perform at the Westchester County Jail. [DMX] sat here at the table and said, âIf you let me go, Iâm coming back.â Well, he ainât here. Itâll be interesting to see if TSA picks him up on a warrant,'â
DMX Arrested For Missing Child Support Payment
DMX was arrested in New York earlier today for Contempt of Court. According to police, X missed a $10,000 child support payment due to TasheraÂ Simmons, the rapper's ex wife.
DMX was later released without bail after explaining he needs to keep performing in order to make a living.
"All I have is my name and my reputation,â heÂ said to the judge, adding that performing is theÂ âonly way I can make a living."