New York rapper and actor Dark Man X, better known as DMX, has a lot to say about the state of Hip-Hop now that he’s free and apparently drug-free. The former chart-topping rap superstar went particularly hard on Miami rapper Rick Ross, formerly of the Dade County Correctional Officer Unit. DMX feels Ross’ lyrics do not reflect positive masculine tropes, especially when it comes to weight and eating.
DMX was quoted saying:
“Rick Ross ‘looks’ more like Biggie,” X said, speaking to “Breakfast Club” co-host Charlamagne Tha God. “[He’s got lyrics?] Well I guess, I guess, I guess.. I’m not impressed. … He’s aight, man, he just talks about eating, [and] girlfriends too much. How much can a n*gga eat? How much weed can you smoke? Like, aight. Let’s talk about something else. I know you got the Maybach, the Ashton Martin, OK. Good for you, d*mn. Come on. I see a whole ‘nother side of the coin, son.”
Wow, that’s a lot of criticism coming from DMX. But he does a have a point, Ross loves his food.
Disregarding the national obesity epidemic, Ross — who is morbidly obese himself — couldn’t miss an opportunity to capitalize off providing cheap food for the city of Memphis, which is where invested in his first Wingstop franchise.
But that’s his prerogative, right?
Ross — who, like most rappers, is a walking, talking product placement ad — tells AllHipHop.com:
“After tasting Wingstop’s signature lemon pepper–flavored wings in Miami, I knew this was a franchise I wanted to add to my investments.”
Ross is just trying to keep up his payments on all his cars, diamonds, and homes. Can’t knock the hustle.
On another sour note, DMX says he doesn’t like Drake’ face. Wow … someone woke up on the wrong side of the Billboard charts that morning.
“No, no,” X said when asked if he likes Drake. “I don’t like anything about Drake. I don’t like his f*cking voice. I don’t like what he talks about, I don’t like his face, I don’t like the way he walks, I don’t like nothing. I don’t like his haircut. I might just — let me shut up. Stop right there.”
Listen to the whole interview below:
Sound-Off: Is DMX a hater or just speaking the truth?