DMX made an appearance at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop festival just a day after he posted bail on tax evasion charges.
The 46-year-old "Party Up" rapper delivered an emotional speech during his performance where he addresses his recent IRS problems.
“What can you count on me for? The truth. I promise you that,” DMZ said. “If there’s one thing true, I’m everything you want to be. I’m the one you should listen to. I ain’t a m***********g role model. I’m not a role model, alright? But you can count on me for the truth."
The rapper is facing up to 44 years in jail which is basically a life sentence for him, but regardless, he sees it as a blessing in disguise because it made him closer to God.
“Being closer [to God] is hard, because the attacks get stronger, become much harder to fight, and they last longer," he preached. "That’s the way it’s always been. Joy with the pain, dark with the light, sun with the rain. But with the right perspective, there can be something to gain."
He ended his speech with an inspiring message: always look for the blessing in tough situations.
“You have the right to hurt, you have the right to be upset. If you’re strong enough to look past what you have the right to do to look at what you can do, then you get what you can’t get,” he said, adding, “There is a blessing in every curse. You just have to get past the self-pity and look for it.”
Amen! We hope he can find solace during these dark times.