Last month, DMX tragically passed away after fighting for his life. Now, his ex-wife has shared the rapper's heartbreaking final words ...
DMX was one of the most influential rappers of all time.
Born in 1970, DMX began releasing his first tunes in the early '90s.
He released his best-selling album, ... And Then There Was X, in 1999.
Which included the hit song, "Party Up (Up in Here)"
Since his debut, DMX released 7 studio albums.
And cemented himself into the hip hop hall of fame forever.
The rapper also appeared in numerous films.
Including action thrillers Romeo Must Die (2000), Exit Wounds (2001), and Cradle 2 the Grave (2003).
But DMX had many battles throughout his life.
Many of which concern his issues with substance abuse.
He had been to rehab many times.
His last stint was back in 2019...
After that he made a powerful return to the stage.
Where he told fans: "When you fall down, get back up, everyone here has been through some s**t and you never know what God is willing to do for you until you need him to do something for you."
But on April 9th, tragic news emerged.
The news that DMX had suffered a suspected overdose and was in grave condition.
According to TMZ, the overdose triggered a heart attack.
He was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York.
News trickled through of DMX's condition.
TMZ reported that there was "no improvement in brain activity."
In a statement issued by his family, they said: "We are issuing this statement to combat all the false and misleading reports that are circulating on social media."
"Last night Earl 'DMX' Simmons was rushed to the hospital after collapsing at home.
"At this time he remains in ICU in critical condition. Earl has been a warrior his entire life. This situation represents yet another road he must cross."
"The Simmons Family appreciates the overwhelming outpouring of heartfelt love, encouragement, support, and prayers for Earl. Earl is someone whose life and music has been a source of inspiration and strength to so many people around the world."
"It is reassuring to see his fans return that same passion and energy to him during his time of need."
However, things then took a turn for the worse.
And DMX's family confirmed his passing.
Many moving tributes came in.
His voice, authenticity, and powerful lyrics made DMX stand out! But y’all the man could preach too. The prayers in… https://t.co/3xItoEIdHZ— Rex Castillo (@Rex Castillo)1617986993.0
RIP DMX!! ANOTHER LEGEND GONE TOO SOON— Matt Bailey (@Matt Bailey)1617986914.0
RIP DMX 😔😔😔 one of my favorite rappers ever. The impact will never be forgotten !!— RUSS (@RUSS)1617986799.0
Ah man... gonna bump Flesh of Flesh, Blood of my Blood all day. 🙏🏼 #RIPDMX— Tim Chantarangsu (@Tim Chantarangsu)1617986826.0
RIP DMX. I’m so sorry it never got easier.🙏🏽❤️— Anika Noni Rose (@Anika Noni Rose)1617986824.0
After the news started circulating online, fans rushed to his last tweet and made it go viral.
Back in 2017, the singer re-posted an article by Hot New Hip Hop, who referred to him as "one of the greatest of all time."
Which a lot of people will agree that he was.
https://t.co/xiu0IlMM1t— DMX (@DMX)1511151267.0
But now DMX's ex-wife Tashera Simmons has shared his final words, and they're even more heartbreaking.
Simmons spoke out on the PEOPLE Every Day podcast.
"Me and him had a conversation six days before it happened. The conversations that we had were very different from most of our conversations. We always got deep."
"Every time we've seen each other we just dig deep, because it's the bond that we had."
"And this time in particular, he was just talking randomly. 'Tashera, you know I'm here only for the world. This is what God has created me to be. I'm a vessel for the world.'"
But Simmons didn't take the claims too seriously, at first.
"I was just like, 'Here we go again,'" she explained.
But then things took a more emotional turn.
"Tashera, my words have always fell on deaf ears,' he said, "and God put me here for the world, so my voice will be stronger when I'm gone."
"At the time I didn't 100 percent get it," Tashera admitted.
Simmons also opened up on how she's been coping since losing DMX.
"I used to think that this was insensitive to say, but I do believe he is in a better place, just because of the words he left me with."
"He was never afraid of passing on. And I used to be aggravated with that, but now I understand."
Rest in peace to DMX, and our thoughts are with his family.
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