What were DMX's final words? Ex-wife Tashera Simmons says, 'At the time I didn't 100 per cent get it'
The world lost one of the greatest hip hop artists, DMX, on April 9, 2021, after he suffered a cardiac arrest on April 2. He was 50. In his final days, the Grammy-winning rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, had mortality on his mind, as revealed by his ex-wife Tashera Simmons who recently appeared on PEOPLE Every Day podcast.
According to Tashera, DMX and her had very different kinds of conversations before he unexpectedly passed away a week later. According to Daily Mail, Tashera on the podcast stated, “Me and him had a conversation six days before it happened. The conversations that we had were very different from most of our conversations. We always got deep.” Speaking to the podcast's host she said: "I am torn. Our children are suffering and trying to get to over that 'not enough time with their dad' thing; it's a tough time. At the same time ... I used to think that this was insensitive to say, but I do believe he is in a better place, just because of the words he left me with. He was never afraid of passing on. And I used to be aggravated with that, but now I understand."
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‘I'm a vessel for the world’
Opening up on her final conversation with DMX, she said that every time they saw each other their conversations got really deep due to the bond they shared. “Every time we've seen each other we just dig deep because it's the bond that we had.” She added, “And this time, in particular, he was just talking randomly, ‘Tashera, you know I'm here only for the world. This is what God has created me to be. I'm a vessel for the world."
What were DMX’s final words to his ex-wife Tashera Simmons?
Tashera further spilled the beans on their last interaction and shared that she met DMX in order to encourage him to pull his weight with parenting duties. While talking to him, she started with “We've got to get it together for the kids. I want you to be more a part of their lives and take the time. While pointing out his above-mentioned lines ( ‘Tashera, you know I'm here only for the world), she replied with, “Well what do you mean by that, Early?” to which DMX had said, “Tashera, my words have always fell on deaf ears and God put me here for the world, so my voice will be stronger when I'm gone.”
Recalling the last conversation Tashera confessed that she did not quiet get what he meant by those words. “At the time I didn't 100 percent get it. I was so frustrated, but when I heard the news six days later, I just broke down in tears to be honest with you. I almost had a heart attack myself.” In her podcast interview, Tashera also revealed that she was only 11 when she first met DMX when she witnessed him steal a woman's purse with the help of his dog. "Good girl loved bad boy," she said. Tashera and DMX were married from 1999 to 2014 and they shared sons Xavier, 28, Tacoma, 21, Sean, 18, and daughter Praise, 16.
Billed as his final interview, a two-part documentary on TV One’s special series ‘Uncensored’ is already up for viewing. The interview will show the ‘Ruff Ryders’ Anthem’ hitmaker in his most transparent form ever. The late hip hop legend will be seen discussing his life ranging from getting tricked into drugs at the age of 14, his introduction to spirituality and how he always had a special connection with dogs, his career spanning 30 years, and his legacy among other notable moments from his life.