Update: DMX’s publicist reached out to the ABS staff to explain the video. Apparently, the entire thing was a dare among friends, which seems to make more sense and gives the video some much needed context. Here’s the official statement from his X’s team:
“DMX was a Detroit hotel with his DJ (DJ NonStop) and his road manager (Montana) before his performance with Eve and Lil Kim on August 31st. X and the team were killing time at the hotel before the concert and dared each other to streak in the hallway. No one was aware that security cameras were rolling and it was just a playful dare between friends.” ~Domenick Nati (Nati Celebrity Services)
Rapper DMX has been in the headlines on a regular basis recently — unfortunately it is for anything but entertainment. X has been caught on video being arrested several times in the last few months in his home state South Carolina.
Today he’s back in the news again for running completely naked through a Detroit hotel. According to TMZ.com:
“The footage begins with DMX walking around a hotel hallway in just his boxer shorts, socks and house- arrest ankle bracelet … while a hotel employee removes room service from one of the rooms on the floor.
“All of the sudden, X ducks behind a corner with a mischievous grin on his face — drops his shorts — and launches into a full-ass naked, dong-out sprint. Eventually, X returns to the starting line and grabs his drawers … and then casually walks back toward his room as if nothing ever happened. It’s pretty hilarious. ”
TMZ says they reached out to DMX to ask the reason for his naked run and his answer was he just “felt like it” and he’s not ashamed of anything he has.
As bizarre as this video is, on the bright side, at least DMX isn’t in trouble with law this time around.
However, he should try to find the help he needs so he can return his life to normal. Or maybe this is who he will always be. Maybe the reason he was so successful back in the day was because of his extreme personality and this is just the way it plays out in everyday life now that he’s no longer a superstar rapper.
Check out DMX’s naked run in the video above.