Jermaine Dupri remembers DMX committing a peculiar crime while recording Drupi’s 1998 debut album Life in 1472.
According to Dupri, a writer from The Source had been invited to the studio to do a story on the album. Instead, he lost his wallet.
“DMX basically robbed the reporter with his dog. No guns, just his dog. DMX came in and started questioning the reporter and told him to run his shit, take off whatever he had on,” Dupri claimed. “He had his dog basically on the dude making him do this. I tell these 30th anniversary stories — I got a lot of crazy stories. A lot of sh*t I can’t tell, but this one I feel like I have to tell. R.I.P. my man, DMX.”
Jadakiss told a similar tale of a pre-fame X using his dog as an accessory to robbery.
“X was crazy. He was a dog lover. He loved all of his dogs,” Jada said. “He had a dog Boomer. It was dangerous. If you ever seen him with Boomer, you know it’s going down. Robbing everything with his dog. Not armed robbery. Dog robbery.”
Presumably, the studio dog robbery that Dupri revealed was among X’s last, as by the end of 1998 he had become one of the bigger recording artists on the planet.