DMX’s Craziest Quotables – 4 Crazy Interviews With X

Any journalist will tell you: there’s nothing better than a quote monster. What’s a quote monster, you might ask? Basically, any celebrity or interview subject prone to headline-making one-liners, reckless commentary or just downright unbelievable dialogue. Hip-hop has its share, from the always-entertaining 50 Cent to the equally captivating Kanye West.

Near the top of the QM pile is one Earl “DMX” Simmons, a guy who probably doesn’t even know that he’s earned this distinction, nor, we’re suspecting, does he care. Case in point: an interview with DMX that aired on the St. Louis radio station Hot 104.1 earlier this week, where, amongst other things, X called Plies “one of the worst rappers,” for no apparent reason other than the fact that the Ruff Ryder doesn’t give a you-know-what. That choice pull quote brought a few of X’s past “did he just say that?” moments to mind, the four most unforgettable of which can be found below.

1) 2004, in an on-camera interview with Tim Westwood:

“You only alive because of me! You fuckin’, bitch!… I let you live, by the grace of God.” (That’s just one of several quotables here, which have been labeled as subliminal shots against Ja Rule. Watch this classic example of a filter-off interview for yourselves.)

  • thizz

    despite the drugs still one of the best rappers ever… X and plies shouldnt even be in the same sentence

  • thizz

    homo hatin ass niggas!! LOL

  • SouthPaw

    I agree with thizz…despite the drugs, DMX was a sick MC…perhaps one of the best ever.

  • http://xxlmag.com half n half

    That shit bout obama was hillarious but i feel x bout gettn raped by a ugly bitch that shit happend to me u just get to drunk n keep sayn know but the bitch continues against your will gettn strait raped lol

  • Vegeta

    That Barack Obama shit is EPIC WIN. Classic.

    Even Boondocks paid homage, so to speak.

  • Jerod

    I want a new DMX album, and mixtape.

  • J.6oo

    X not knowin who Obama is, has to be the best quote^^

    btw.:

    whats wrong wit him at the moment? on that interview where he names Plies as one of the worst rappers, he seems on E and kinda hyperactive and shit…

  • Anonymous

    “What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?”

    “Wow, Barack! The nigga’s name is Barack. Barack? Nigga named Barack Obama. What the fuck, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his fuckin’ name. Ima tell this nigga when I see him, “Stop that bullshit. Stop that bullshit” [laughs] “That ain’t your fuckin’ name.” Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack.”

    LMFAO!!! GOD THAT SHIT HAD ME ROLLIN!!!

  • TonyStakz!!!

    “What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?”

    “Wow, Barack! The nigga’s name is Barack. Barack? Nigga named Barack Obama. What the fuck, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his fuckin’ name. Ima tell this nigga when I see him, “Stop that bullshit. Stop that bullshit” [laughs] “That ain’t your fuckin’ name.” Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack.”

    LMFAO!!! GOD THAT SHIT HAD ME ROLLIN!!!

  • Sincere

    Alot of niggas say they real but X is the realest to ever touch a mic…..

  • matty21

    RAWWW! (miss dat shit) a dude dat dont give a fuck what NO ONE thinks, especially da industry…LOVE IT, especially da 1st shit, first page interview… X man, tell dat shit like it is, n do u…stay u, its hard 2 be an angel in dis world full of devils, he’s slipped(as we all do) but he aint let dis bullshit get 2 his head, and he’s stayed X babi, stayed himself, we with u X remember dat…and he knows more than EVER dat he on da path the lord laid out, and he’s out here 4 a purpose… we with u X and we feel u, 4real…good shit! feel dat shit! love dat shit!

    and on another note, i wanna see him and tip get on a song 2gether soo fckin bad, just them 2, on da right song, 2 of da realest and rawest…

  • Sha

    XXL….. So now we’re having a top-ten of stupid quotes….

    Damn! Yall make it hard. It’s one thing to report the news. It’s another to glorify ignorance. This only highlights the fact that this brother not only has substance abuse problems, but also had a pretty shitty upbringing. And somehow, that’s funny.

    And to be fair…..

    Every person on this earth has a top-ten dumb statements list for themselves.

    Sorry people. Jokes is jokes. I can laugh sometimes. And I can be serious sometimes. Who knows if X reads this? But some things you want to do with caution. Until X has a mental hold on his life and can crack jokes at himself, I choose not to clown him. Yall can laugh. I’ll let yall keep that one.

    • matty21

      i feel that, i hear dat… it aint funny to him, he’s living it…it aint funny to the person dats living the joke, or living da struggle…your right Sha, i feel u… i didnt look at this like that tho, i thought it was a good job by xxL, i just looked at it as DMX moments…but now that u say that, and i think about it, you’re right, xxL is like making kind of a joke about it, so you’re right…but i dont think they mean anything by it, and are just…i dunno how 2 put it, but their just showing X moments in time, but it is presented in a joking manner

      …i loved the videos tho, and liked the idea of bringing them back, but i feel u too, it aint funnny when ur living dis/dat bullshit, and glorifying da shit aint right either…and like X said: right or wrong, da real/da truth is what trumps all, and is what’s important, people need to remember that…

      “they must find it hard: those who take ‘authority’ as the ‘truth’, instead of ‘truth’ as the ‘authority’”…

      “In a time of lies and ignorance, truth and telling the truth is a Revolutionary Act”…

      and i still shout XXL for just showing these videos, no matter what fasion or sense u presented them, thanx anyway, i enjoyed them and felt them…i, at 1st, didnt look at it like you were making a joke or mockery of da situation, but Sha makes a good point…and i 4sure aint doing that, cuz im livin da struggle myself also, and if i aint, i 4sure got people close to me that are, so i’m with Sha: i’ll leave dat 2 ya’ll…

  • matty21

    and page 4 is dat real shit… X at his best, X with a clean mind and thinking str8… real shit, smart and very impactfull…can be a very good influence and voice when his mind is right…

  • Escobar9300

    Man, I see that interview video and I legit feel bad for X man. I ran into X atleast twice down here in Phoenix in the last 5 years, one at Metro Center and one at AM PM on 35th and Peoria, both times dude was all strung out and mad hyper active, cool to me none the less, but mad hyper. X needs some help man. I really hope he gets it before its too late…

  • Q461

    lol Plies and Obama gonna do a diss track for X you watch…..

  • 619

    I think XXL mistook the last interview as another “crazy” quote from X. He’s locked up so he’s calm, you can tell he’s not high like the street interview where he’s amped up. It’s not a a crazy quote, you can tell what he’s sayin’ is clear, because when he said the devil automatically the interviewer answered Joe Arpaio. I don’t think it’s so much just Arpaio he’s Talkin’ bout in general, but the whole system in that state. X thought he was gettin’ away from the craziness of the big city life, only to fall into the hands of a more racist system. I’ve been to Pheonix with my girl a couple times over the last year to visit her family. She got some ese cousins that put me up on Arpaio’s schemes, told me about bein’ locked up in the tents and the racial profilin’ in the city. Even the elderly people hate Arpaio and wish he would leave them alone.

  • jeiwhgfnfiwj

    who the fuck is plies?

  • http://yahoo.com JASIYA

    MAN IT REALLY HURTS TO SEE WHAT THE DRUGS HAS DONE TO HIM! HE IS SO DOPE HE COULD OF BEEN A EVEN BIGGER RAPPER THEN HE WAS BUT JUST LISTENING TO HIM TALK NOW IS HARD CAUSE OF WHAT THE DRUGS HAVE DONE. SMFH!

  • http://goons plies

    YO X KEEP MY NAME OUT UR MOUTH BC THA WHACK TRACT EVERY WAS THAT BULL SHIT THIS IS THAT THAT U CAME OUT WITH BC GOOOOOOOOONS ALL DAY U SAW WHAT I DID TO LITLE B BITCH