“This shit hurt my feelings”

Rapper Earl Simmons, known to the masses as DMX, died on April 9, 2021. Prior to his death, the 50-year-old emcee was notoriously transparent about his personal life. From his history of crack/cocaine addiction to his marriage to Tashera Simmons, Dark Man X has often used his journey to inspire fans.

In 2019, DMX opened the first time a girl left him heartbroken. The “X Gone Give It To Ya” singer went to great lengths to confront her teenage sweetheart once he shot to fame.

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DMX net worth and cause of death

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DMX grew up in Yonkers, New York in the late 1980s and early 1990s. At the time, the city was heavily affected by the crack/cocaine epidemic. While living in Yonkers with his mother, Arnett Simmons, DMX soon found himself using crack cocaine at the age of 14. After accidentally smoking the drug after mixing it with marijuana), the rapper went into a long life of addiction. He also shared with QG that he endured his mother’s abuse.

When DMX entered his twenties, the “Ruff Ryders Anthem” rapper was discovered by Def Jam. Soon, the artist became a household name thanks to his chart-topping albums It’s dark and hell is hot and …And then there was X. He also appeared in classic 90s films such as Stomach and Romeo must die with Aliyah.

DMX took a short break from the entertainment industry in the early 2000s. However, his arrests and marital woes kept him in the news for several years. After a prison sentence in 2019, DMX said in his QG interview that he wanted to make a change for the better.

In April 2021, DMX went to the hospital after suffering a heart attack in his New York home. A week later, he died alongside his fiancée, Desiree Lindstrom, and her family. According to Celebrity Net Worth, DMX had a net worth of $1 million when he died.

How DMX used his fame to show off to an ex-girlfriend

Although he had achieved significant success in his career, DMX said in 2019 that many people around him didn’t think he would stand for anything. The “Where the Hood At” rapper thought back to the first time he fell in love. When he was 17, he dated a girl he met in Connecticut. The pair started dating around the same time the rapper went to jail.

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Once DMX got out of jail, he attempted to get back together with his “first girlfriend” by going to work at the local mall. However, she never showed up to meet him and ignored the rapper at a club hours later.

In the age of daytime talk shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, Lake Ricky, and jenny jones, DMX said he used his notoriety to confront his ex. DMX said meeting her years later was a validating experience.

“That shit hurt me,” he said of his ex. “Because I really loved her, and I know she really loved me before I got locked up. I don’t know what happened.

Remember Lake Ricky and all these shows? DMX asked. “I forget the exact show, but they had a show where they had guests who wanted to meet their favorite artists, and I was one of the artists. I said, ‘Okay, I’ll do the show , but I need you to do something for me. You gotta find this girl. We’ll do another show, where you invite her to be a guest on the show, and I pop up like, ‘Yeah, what’s up? ?’ I wasn’t going to be mean. I just wanted to say, ‘I’m that kind of man. Double-platinum type of man, two platinum albums in a year. I don’t want to throw that in his face, but I I’m not even going to front. I just wanted to ask her why she did that.

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