In a recent interview, DMX was candid about his feelings towards several emcees. The New York rapper shared that he feels Jay-Z tried to “eliminate the competition” during his time as Def Jam President. He also explained that he does not like Drake or “anything about Drake” and that he is not impressed by Rick Ross.
When speaking about Jay-Z, X said that he feels he wasn’t treated fairly by Def Jam when Jigga was the head of the label.
“I see what’s really good. You trying to eliminate the competition. At first you retire, then get me off the label and now you’re back rapping again,” he added as a guest on The Breakfast Club. “That was just some bullshit. You know what it is. That was getting rid of the competition.”
Later, he was open about his feelings towards Rick Ross. X shared that he is not impressed and added that he feels Ross’ subject matter is not diverse.
“I’m just not impressed,” he said when a radio personality inquired about Rick Ross’ lyrical skills. “He’s aight, man. He talks about eating and girlfriends too much. How much can a nigga eat? How much weed can you smoke? Let’s talk about something else…I see a whole ‘nother side of the coin, son.”
He was then asked if he liked Drake, to which he replied with a simple, “No.” He then went further by saying he doesn’t like anything about the Young Money emcee.
“No,” he confirmed. “I don’t like anything about Drake. I don’t like his fucking voice. I don’t like what he talks about. I don’t like his face. I don’t like the way he walks. Nothing.”
An emcee he was complimentary towards was J. Cole, saying “J. Cole is nice.” X also confirmed that he’s on a new reality show with his ex-wife. He then added that he still drinks and smokes but says that he’s not doing “hard” drugs. DMX also shared that he does not know how to use a computer and that he’s not a fan of Twitter. For more from the interview, check the clip below.