New York rapper DMX may have appeared on Jay-Z‘s albums in the past, however, the one-time Ruff Ryders leader got stumped when asked about Young Hov’s Watch the Throne LP.
Despite the album spewing out hit singles dating back to last year, X had no clue about Jay and Kanye West‘s platinum-selling album when asked for his opinion on it.
Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne was arguably the best rap album of 2011. The LP spawned seven singles, including “Otis,” “N*ggas in Paris,” “Gotta Have It” and “No Church in the Wild.” But as popular as it is with rap fans, ask DMX about The Throne’s hit album and he’s clueless. “DMX, did you listen to Watch the Throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West?” Q Deezy of Hot 107.9 in Philadelphia asked the Dog last week live on the air. “What is that a TV show or something?” DMX questioned. “What you call it? What’s it called again? Watch the Throne… “You didn’t check that out?” Q Deezy responded. “No, no, no,” X said bluntly and disinterested. (XXL Mag)
Back in 2008, X suffered another awkward situation when asked about Barack Obama running for president.
Apparently DMX is not only crazy as the day is long, but he’s also living on another planet. The rapper did a bizarre interview recently with XXL, where he claims he has never heard of anyone named Barack Obama! He then proceeded to make fun of Obama’s name — because the name DMX is clearly ingenious. DMX continued digging a hole for himself, saying he hasn’t followed the presidential race at all and that “The president is a puppet anyway. The president don’t make no damn decisions.” Lucky for the rest of the America, DMX revealed he’s not allowed to vote because he’s a convicted felon. (TMZ)
Last year, incarcerated rapper Ja Rule blamed X and Jay-Z’s competitive nature for preventing their supergroup.
“We tried to put [the Murder Inc. group] together, but it didn’t pan out,” Rule said. “I think egos got in the way of that whole situation. But you’ve got to understand that that’s hip-hoip, too. N*ggas are competitive. I think [DMX] and Jay[-Z] were so competitive [that]…real talk, we couldn’t even get [them] in the same room because of their competitive natures and what they had been through before that [with] — the legendary battle that they had on the pool tables up in Uptown with the guns out.” (The LIFE Files)
X previously discussed publicly calling out Jay during a 2010 concert.
“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)
Check out some recent DMX footage below: