Incarcerated rapper DMX may be the next artist headed over to Rick Ross‘ Maybach Music Group as the former Ruff Ryders leader now reveals a deal is on the table.
According to X, Ross is interested in having him sign on the dotted line.
“Rick Ross’ peoples wrote me a letter while I was in here,” he revealed in an interview. “Yeah like ‘Yo we got a home for you. We’ll pick you up in a limo. Just come to Miami. Just come, we got you.’ … I’m thinking about it. It was a good feeling. I respect him as an artist, and I would like to work with him. But he got the whole Illuminati thing going on. I got fans who write me like ‘I’m glad you’re not a part of that.’ And I don’t know what it’s really about entirely. So it might be like a good thing.” (VIBE)
X said he needs time to examine Ross’ crew before fully considering the deal.
“I have respect for him and he expressed interest that he wanted to work with me while I was out,” X added. “So I definitely want do a song with him, but I don’t know about the record label thing. I would have to see what his camp is like and feel people out. I’m not the average artist.” (VIBE)
The troubled rapper is expected to be released from jail within the next few weeks.
Earl “DMX” Simmons is serving a year-long sentence for violating probation that began back on December 16th. X will be released early on July 1st under supervised watch until August 12th. The judge ruled that Simmons possibly suffered from bi-polar disorder and was admitted into the Flamenco Mental Health Unit at the facility. (Hip Hop Wired)
Last fall, X’s ex-wife Tashera Simmons said the rapper was the target of a conspiracy.
“He only had three weeks left [of probation], and they set him up,” Mrs. Simmons said. “Because he was in a rehab that they put him in because he was driving dirty, and they gave him permission to go do a show. How do you give someone that’s supposed to be in a rehab permission to do a show? It was a set-up, and then X, I can’t even believe that he even took a drink knowing the situation.” (Street Disciplez Radio)
Check out some pre-jail DMX footage down below: