Rapper DMX has revealed how his mother beat two teeth out of his mouth with a broom when he was a kid.
He started of by joking about not having all his teeth.
“You have to have teeth to have cavities. I don’t have many teeth left. I think the average person has 36 teeth, right? I have like 20 left.”
He then went on to speak on the child abuse he suffered at the hands of his mother.
“That doesn’t mean I don’t love her. That doesn’t mean she’s the same person. Children don’t come with a fucking instruction manual. She was 20 when she had me. Four sisters; I’m the only boy. Maybe she didn’t know what to do with me. I found out I just knew things that she didn’t know when I was only six years old. I would get up at night sometimes to drink water because I was so hungry. And I saw something in her notebook that was open on the kitchen table. And it was wrong, so I erased it. I thought I was helping. I don’t know what she thought I was doing, but… I don’t know if she thought I was trying to sabotage her or whatever. I don’t know what she thought. But she beat two teeth out of my fucking mouth with a broom. And I think about this today, I’m like, ‘Okay, you saw me erase something in your notebook. What did you think I was trying to do? What could you have possibly thought I was trying to do?’”
DMX went on to revealed that calling someone a bum is one of the biggest regrets in his career.
“I referred to someone I didn’t care for as a bum-a** n***a. The minute the words came out my mouth, it was like s*** was coming out of my mouth. I was like, ‘Wow, I never called someone a bum.’ That was a reference to how much money they had and how successful they were. If I don’t like you, f*** you. If it’s f*** you, it’s f*** you. It is what it is, you know what I’m saying? But why would I make a reference to how successful or how much money you had? That was just ugly.”