Artist DMX is fighting for his life at a White Plains hospital after a severe drug overdose that triggered a heart attack late Friday.
The incident unfolded at around 11 p.m. sending the Hip Hop icon into the critical care unit where he is displaying “some brain activity.”
Sources quoted doctors in ruling the 50-year-old won’t make it after entering in a “vegetative state.”
The rapper’s addiction was known to everybody and he was in and out of rehab.
He blamed a former mentor of his for it, relating an incident with a crack that destroyed his life when he was just 14.
“I was in Yonkers,” DMX said. “This guy, ‘Ready Ron,’ he was like an older brother to me. He would rap, and I would do the beatbox. I loved this guy like an older brother.”
“We did a robbery one night…it was his birthday and we came back and split the money. I said, ‘Here you go, go get something nice for your birthday.’ So he came back with a blunt rolled up, and I’m counting the money, he passed the blunt.”
The Ruff Ryders MC continued, in tears: “I hit the blunt and…I was no longer focused on the money. I’ve never felt like this. I later found out that he laced the blunt with crack.”
“Why would you do that to a child? He knew I looked up to him. Why would you do that to somebody who looks up to you? A monster was born. I wouldn’t do that to my worst enemy. Especially to someone that you supposedly love. The person that I loved was a snake.”