The dad-of-15 spoke to TV One for his or her ‘Uncensored’ sequence simply three weeks earlier than he died in an episode that premiered on Might 16.
Simply over a month after DMX’s premature dying on the age of fifty, TV One has aired the rapper’s last ever TV interview as a part of the community’s Uncensored sequence. And throughout the revealing chat the New Yorker and dad-of-15 shared what he felt had been the fun and challenges of fatherhood.
“Train your youngsters the ideas they need to have and educate them their values…” the hip-hop star, whose actual identify was Earl Simmons, mentioned. “And to see it come into play. Simply being somebody that… I like being somebody that like, ‘No matter you need to do. Come speak to me.’ No matter… I don’t give a f***. It’s what it’s.”
“On the finish of the day, dad and mom will not be good dad and mom simply because they’ve a baby,” he added. “They’re simply dad and mom. Two folks f***ed. That they had a child. They don’t get a mum or dad diploma as quickly because the child comes out. ‘Oh s***. I do know every part about infants now.’ It’s the identical approach with children. You will have a distinct relationship with completely different children.”
DMX died on April 9 abandoning 15 children whose ages vary from 4 to twenty-eight. His eldest baby, Xavier, is the primary of his 4 youngsters with ex-wife Tashera Simmons. That they had two extra sons collectively – Tacoma, 21, and Sean, 18. Their daughter, Reward, is 16. The couple divorced in 2014.
Nevertheless, DMX had 11 different youngsters. His youngest baby, Exodus, was born in August 2016 and is the product of his relationship along with his fiancée Desiree Lindstrom.
Throughout Uncensored, DMX mentioned the difficulties of getting a relationship with youngsters when he was not with their mom. “I believe one of many hardest issues about being a father…is the right way to educate your youngsters to not hearken to what their mom says about you simply since you’re not collectively anymore,” he mentioned. “That’s a tricky one.”
He additionally touched upon his relationship along with his personal mother, Arnett Simmons, throughout the interview. “Quite a lot of ladies that aren’t the very best dad and mom, nonetheless develop into good grandmothers,” he mentioned. “In order that’s why…I attempt to carry the children over there. The children [that are] out of state, make certain they get photos. I do know what my grandmother meant to me. I simply needed them to have that chance.”
Since he died in April, days after collapsing at his house, DMX’s fiancée Desiree has mourned him publicly and on social media, praising his qualities as a father. On Instagram she has shared clips of him dancing and enjoying with their son.
“The love of old fashioned music that @exodus_simmons1 has is due to you… We miss you a lot,” she captioned a video that she posted on Instagram on Might 6. Within the cute clip the little boy dances together with the rapper who sings Rufus & Chaka Khan’s 1983 hit “Ain’t No person,” in between munching on a burger.
A day earlier Desiree shared a video of the daddy and son enjoying pool. Within the caption she famous that the little boy needed to be “similar to” his dad. “He regarded as much as you in so some ways… He needed to play the video games you appreciated to play… sing the music you really liked to listen to…” she wrote.