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DMX

I've Finally Conquered

My Coke Addiction

10/14/2011 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

DMX Coke Addiction
DMX tells TMZ, he has finally kicked the drug addictions that kept him behind bars for years -- and he has his children to thank.

X tells us, coke was his greatest demon after his latest prison release in July -- "Everyone was taking advantage of me with my finances, trying to put me in the direction to fail. I have 10 kids. I have to drive them in the right direction, so I let the cocaine go."

The rapper -- real name Earl Simmons -- says God also helped him through ... telling us, "I am on a spiritual road to do right in my life. I am leaving out all negativity and going to stay on the right road to positive."

X's pastor tells us, "When [DMX] first came to my church he looked broken, sad, and full of struggle. Now you see a dramatic change. You see that the drugs and alcohol aren’t in his life."

Guy ain't joking -- DMX absolutely killed it at the BET awards this week (video below).

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Throwback kid    

First! that's great but someone tell this brotha that throwback jerseys went out 5 years ago

1076 days ago
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Jodi    

DMX already had the talent he just let drugs bring him down. I really wish him the best but IMO its too soon to tell if he's off the drugs for good. If he's still talking and acting the same way next year this time then he really has beaten his demons. Good luck DMX.

1076 days ago
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bunny    

Now that is DMX!

1076 days ago
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pancake    

WTF how many times a year they have the BETawards

1076 days ago
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two cents    

OMG! "That's" music? That noise makes me want to cut my ears off and kill someone. What a strange people they are. I don't get it. That was nothing but noise, like nails on a chalkboard. I could barely last one minute of the tape. LOL!!

1076 days ago
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Ronni    

10 kids? No one oughta be having ten kids. What's wrong with him, too stupid to know how to use a rubber?

1076 days ago
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The Real JJ    

10 kids...WTF I've been listening to his music from the beginning and I didn't know he had that many kids. 10 kids = paying a lot of child support. Hope he clean for real this time.

1076 days ago
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Amandanonymous    

10 kids?! Jeeeeeesus!

1076 days ago
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nof    

We need more positive stories like this and from the rap and hip-hop communities.


DMX' story is quite uplifting, much respect to him.

1076 days ago
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Robin    

Good to see X is back on top of things, cant wait to see an album drop!

1076 days ago
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LOLOL    

Welcome back Dmx...Now Lets get rid of all the cupcake rappers like Drake.

1076 days ago
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two cents    

Typo. He's not a "rapper". He's a RABBIT. No one should be breeding that much. Just more wannabe thugs and trash in the world. Great.

1076 days ago
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pimpc    

WEAK!!!

1076 days ago
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Eddie    

Nobody ought to be having TEN kids in 2011. We don't live off the land anymore. I wonder how many PTA meetings he's been to in his life? Doin' cocaine with 10 kids. What an a__hole.

1076 days ago
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Joy    

Is that why you abused your dogs too?! No mention of that, huh?! It's only a matter of time until he screws up again...

1076 days ago
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