DMX hooked up a seventh grader and her sister with new sneakers on Saturday at The Maine Mall in South Portland, Maine.
WABI TV-5 reports the kind act went down in the store Journeys, where the rapper saw Grace Firley and her mother Nikki Cutchins about to purchase the sneakers at the register.
Then at the last second, DMX swooped in and put the cost of the shoes on to his account. Firley, who’s the middle schooler, said she was shocked afterwards and won’t soon forget that a celebrity treated her to something that took her time to find.
“I was actually having a really hard time picking out shoes, like, I could not figure out which ones I wanted,” she explained. “And then we went in that store and I found the shoes that I wanted, and we just happened to go pay for them and it happened. They’re technically his shoes. That’s what I’m going to say. I have DMX’s shoes.”
Firley’s sister, who attends college in Portland, Maine, wasn’t interviewed after the purchase, but her mother was, and she said it was truly a special moment for everyone.
“I guess we feel lucky,” Cutchins explained. “We really got this special moment that not many people get, and he saved me a little money on school shoes, so I can’t argue with that. We are totally grateful.”
The “Get At Me Dog” performer said he wanted to purchase the sneakers because he was blessed to have 15 children of his own and wanted them to be blessed as well.
After receiving a one-year prison sentence in March of last year for tax evasion, DMX was released in January 2019.
His last studio album was 2012’s “Undisputed,” which dropped 14 years after his debut album “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot” and “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood,” that were both released in 1998.
DMX was in Maine over the weekend to play a concert at Rock Row in the town of Westbrook.