Incarcerated rapper DMX may have lost an opportunity to snag collaborations with Drake and Jay-Z upon his release next month by publicly calling out the two hip-hop stars.
Starting with Drizzy, X simply said he does not get down with the Young Money star’s sound.
“I don’t like Drake. It’s nothing that he did to me, He actually is talented. He’s very talented,” X explained in an interview. “Yeah, I don’t like him. It ain’t nothing personal. I don’t like his stuff. He is talented. He has a little wordplay here and there, but when I see him and hear him it’s like — ‘Money, I’m not rockin with that.'” (VIBE)
X also discussed previously calling out Jay during a concert and why he refuses to apologize.
“I’ve not talked to him yet, since. But I had a show November 18th, before I got locked up–No November 12th I had the show. And somebody in the crowd was like ‘What’s up with Jay-Z’ and I was like ‘F*ck Jay-Z’. And it ended up all over the place. So he called Swizz [Beatz], Swizz called me, and he tells Swizz ‘Yoo, why your man dissin me? I was gonna do a song with him’–Coulda, woulda, shoulda. F*cking bullsh*t. I don’t wanna hear that sh*t. And like ‘Yo, can you just get him to say he ain’t mean it’–NO! I’m not saying that. What I did say is if he wanna talk to me, I’m man enough to let him know why it’s ‘F*ck You’, but it’s still ‘F*ck You’! That’s what it is. I’ll let you know why, I can do that. It ain’t like you gotta worry about me running up on you shooting you. It ain’t that serious. You don’t owe me nothing. But if you want an explanation as to why it’s ‘F*ck You’, I’ll be more than happy to tell you why.” (VIBE)
Last fall, X’s manager Nakia Walker said the rapper was planning to apologize to Jay-Z prior to being arrested.
Walker revealed that X had planned to issue a video apology to former collaborator Jay-Z after video of the Dog freestyling the lyric “F*ck Jay-Z” surfaced online earlier this week. “Jay called Swizz [Beatz] and Swizz called us and we’ve been on thephone, back and forth over the last couple of days,” she said. “He was just freestyling, he doesn’t feel that way at all; not at all.” (XXL Mag)
Rapping at a Scottsdale concert, X publicly called out Young Hov last fall.
“Y-O, Y-O in this b*tch, n*gga,” X told a crowd of Arizona fans. “New York to AZ, New York to AZ, n*ggas must be crazy, f*ck Jay-Z! Ya heard? Ya heard? … What do y’all think is the state of the rap industry right now? I mean, you know, I’m an artist so I kind of have bias views but I think most these n*ggas suck! I think they not only suck, but they suck d*ck! I mean, correct me if I’m wrong, we’re real people. Most of us got jobs — but you got these n*ggas talking about Bentleys, mansions and pool parties, we don’t rock that sh*t son! So my take on it is, you got Patron in your cup? Good for you! You got a b*tch that wanna f*ck? Good for you! You sittin’ on 24’s? Good for you! You got Lamborghini doors? Good for you! Because at the end of the day? I ain’t got that sh*t…” (Goon Boss TV)
DMX is scheduled to be released from jail for a probation violation July 13th.
Check out DMX calling out Jay-Z below: