DMX Tearfully Opens Up About His Various Personalities: ‘I Don’t Talk About Them’

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It’s no secret that DMX had a pretty challenging upbringing. From suffering from abuse from his mothers boyfriend as a child, being kid out of school, wandering the streets, battling addiction and being incarcerated- one things for sure, he overcame.

DMX spoke about his various personalities during his appearance on the Ruff Ryders Chronicles documentary.”They’re different things… There’s a few things, a few people in me and they get me through life,”  he shared when he was asked what he would want the public to know about those different parts of himself. “I wouldn’t want anyone to know anything,” he replied.

“I don’t talk about them,” added DMX. “You already got me talking about them. Nope.” DMX’s ex-wife Tashera Simmons also spoke about those personalities. She suggested that “Earl,” the rapper’s real name, is the child that was there before his father left and his mother “didn’t know how to handle him.” The angry persona of “X” was created “to protect Earl.” The entertainer is “DMX” who also looks out for “Earl,” but he’s “much nicer.”

“They’re there to get me through life,” DMX said before tearing up. “I don’t know if I made ’em or if God gave ’em to me, or maybe circumstances and situations did.”

Have you been keeping up with the Ruff Ryders Chronicles documentary? Check out a clip below.