Rap star DMX is showing he is more human than most fans would think by getting caught helping mop up a South Carolina Waffle House this week.
Taking no shame in his call of duty, X explained his motivation to help keep the popular eatery tidy.
DMX sentenced himself to hard labor yesterday, relieving a lowly Waffle House employee from mop duty … and performing the filthy chore himself! The photos were snapped at a WH in Greenville, South Carolina — where the rapper stopped in for some late night eats .. after a Halloween party at a nearby strip club. The rapper tells us, one of the workers — who was mopping the floors at the time — said he was a big fan … and X was so touched, he grabbed the mop and finished the guy’s job for him. The Dog tells us, “I was in a good mood and felt that I would do that for him since it was 4am and [the employee] had been working all night.” The rapper adds, “The minute you get too big to mop a floor or wipe a counter, that’s the exact minute you have life f**ked up.” (TMZ)
This comes just weeks after X announced ending his cocaine addiciton and opened up about past life mistakes.
“I wouldn’t change one thing,” X told hosts Rocsi and Terrence. “That made me the man I am today and I love the way I am.” When asked what he thought of today’s popular rappers, he responded, “I really don’t think about other rappers, no disrespect. I’d rather focus on what I am seeing, the message I need to get across.” On “Last Hope,” X rhymes over a beat which was previously used by Drake. “I didn’t know it was his song,” said X. “I heard the beat, the hook. I’m like, ‘I gotta beast on that.’ Thanks for bringing it to the table, I guess.” (Rap-Up)
In early August, X revealed that he was battling manic depression.
The 40-year-old rapper has admitted to suffering from bipolar disorder. He claims he doesn’t really know how to separate Earl Simmons from “X.” “X, X is the bad guy,” DMX argues. “I used to be really clear about who was what and what each characteristics each personality had, but at this point I’m not even sure there is a difference.” “I’m Earl when I’m with my children,” DMX replied with sad emotion. “I miss my children, I miss my children, I miss my children.” Instead of drugs, DMX said music is his fix now. Each day a new beginning. (ABC 15 News)
Over the summer, he promised to make a strong return to the music industry following nearly a year-long stint behind bars.
“I kind of took it back to how I felt on my first album — the hunger, the energy, the hardness of it,” says the 40-year-old rapper (real name: Earl Simmons), who was released from prison on July 19. “I’ve had a lot of late nights in the studio, getting it in, getting it back to where it’s supposed to be,” says DMX, whose last album, 2006’s “Year of the Dog… Again,” has sold 344,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rapper also notes that the lyrical focus of the album will be “bringing hip-hop back to where it’s supposed to be. It’s not at a good place right now… [There’s] a lot of whack rappers out there. It’s too corny.” (Billboard)
Check out some recent DMX footage down below: