DMX's Ex-Wife Says He's "A Success Story That Turned Into A Horror Story"

Tashera Simmons recalls keeping DMX's drug problem from the Ruff Ryders, says the rapper is not broke.

During an appearance on Forbez DVD Live, Tashera Simmons, the ex-wife of DMX, discussed her tell-all book “You Think You Know, But You Have No Idea” and her turbulent relationship with the Yonkers rapper she met decades ago.

After speaking on her book, Simmons was asked if DMX is a success story or a horror story. She responded by stating that DMX started off as a success, but his life eventually turned into a horror story.

DMX’s ex-wife then clarified rumors on the rapper’s financial standing. She says that although DMX does in fact owe millions, he still receives around $60,000 per month for various shows.

“In my opinion, he is a success story that turned into a horror story,” Simmons said. “Seriously…You know, with that drug comes a whole lot of manipulation. He hasn’t been doing what he’s supposed to do with his children in years. And he heard about the book coming out. And he called me. And he said ‘Oh, I heard you’re coming out with a book. Congratulations. I hope you’re not putting nothing out there.’ And I just listened to be honest with you. Because I knew that he was only calling me cause he was concerned about what I was gonna say…He is not broke and I need to put that out there because some people say ‘Well, he’s not making any money.’ DMX gets $20,000 every show still to this day. He does it twice, three times a month.”

Prior to referring to DMX’s music career as a success story that turned into a horror story, Simmons gave credit to the Ruff Ryders for attempting to help DMX with his drug problem. She also revealed that she initially tried to keep DMX’s drug problem a secret from the Ruff Ryders, but was eventually forced to fill them in on the rapper’s situation.

“The Ruff Ryders, they came in and they really helped,” she said. “They didn’t have a clue because X you can’t really tell. I mean, you can’t tell. Like even now I don’t think people can actually—maybe more now. But you could never really tell…In the beginning, they couldn’t find him. They had important things that they set up for him and they couldn’t understand why they couldn’t find him. So, I had to finally—Cause I used to go in buildings, go in crack houses. I mean, I totally was out of my zone to get him out so that way they wouldn’t find out his secret. Because they weren’t from Yonkers. And it got to a point where I had to tell ‘em because they thought he wasn’t serious. And when they came on board they did everything they could to help him.”

In the time since the release of “You Think You Know, But You Have No Idea” last year, Simmons has addressed her relationship with DMX on numerous occasions. During an interview with Forbez DVD Live published in January, Simmons recalled being in tears after seeing her son Xavier Simmons’ interaction with DMX on the OWN television show “Iyanla Fix My Life.”

“I didn’t see it actually until it aired and it made me cry…It was meant for me not to be there because it would have went—because I’ve never lost my character on TV,” she said. “I’m a real humble person, but to see my child cry his heart out…And he was trying to justify his wrong to his child.”

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  • Khulekani

    I guess it was like he said on Slippin' years ago... "open, like a more in though..."

  • Anonymous


  • Don't marry ugly women

    I would have been doing crack too, if I had a wife as ugly as this chick.

  • Tough Question need answered

    would you eat her ass out if u got to fuck beyonce n Rihanna after?

  • Anonymous

    she looks like a woman jay z

  • Anonymous

    What a fucking skank

  • Anonymous

    hoodrat - tattoos and all...

  • d to the m to the ex

    stay in character - fiction

  • Anonymous

    drugs are baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad

  • Anonymous

    omg this bitch is so ugly

  • Anonymous

    this slut is making moeny doing itnerviews bout her man

  • Anonymous

    She is so fucking ugly, and x can get any girl he wants!

  • No shit X cheated on her look at them fuckin teeth

    She look like a tranny hooker wit a cheap weave tryin to flag down a car for a 5 dolla suck to get her next hit of tasty crack rock

  • come on

    Yeah, she probably shouldn't be publishing a book about X's personal life. But jesus christ there are a lot of dick riders in the comments, "she's ugly" "she's jealous", I don't think any of you know what it's like to be in her position ESPECIALLY when there are kids involved. I know people troll and hate, but literally (as I write this) every comment below is either hateful or spam, I think there needs to be at least one comment here on her side. Seriously, the guys in the hiphopdx comments are generally idiots. Just because you think she's ugly or because you're on DMX's dick it means she's 100% in the wrong? Like I said she shouldn't have published the book, but people need to ease the fuck up.

    • Anonymous

      Co-sign my dude. Kids are involved and they were together for a long, long time. She tried to support him through the good and bad. You can't say she wasn't in his corner. A person can only take some much. Her looks have nothing to do with what is going on. X married her, so he was obviously attracted to her on some level whether it be her looks or personality. If she was a dime and didn't have his back what would you all be saying?

  • IROC

    She enjoyed the money when DMX made 40 million and it was reported she stole from him as well bet that didnt make the book and their son was wrong for getting up on tv airing family bizness im sure you didnt come up hard like X you were living good and still living good , If you love X like you claim why do a book , Only God can save X from his demons

  • Anonymous

    What the fuck did X see in this woman???


    this woman is quite honestly one of the top 5 ugliest women in the world

    • Anonymous

      should have stopped at the "better than any woman i will get" you trivialized your very true statement with the rest of that bullshit


      But in all fairness she's better than any woman I will every get. Every aspect of my life is falling apart and I seek validation through comments on the internet, that's why I make comments like this; so people will laugh and side with me. I've never been with a woman, I am a chronic masturbator who 'does it' five times a day, I never shower cos I'm 2 cool for that and I am probably one of the top two ugliest guys in the world.

  • Anonymous


  • Leviathan McKraken

    X has been hooked on drugs for YEARS... Since the early 1990s after his blunt was laced. She means to say that after all this time she knew X, she tolerated him being on that shit!? EVERYBODY knew he was on it! Sounds like to me that she's salty that X has been fucking other women while he was married to her! You mean to tell me that money and a fast lifestyle would make a drug addict sober up!? She actually thought that X was going to be loyal just to her after having pussy put in his face left and right!? YEAH RIGHT.

  • Anonymous

    20k per show yet his kids get nothing. Loser.

  • grant

    she ugly as hell and sge needs teeth repair abd her hair is nasty

  • Anonymous

    x gonna give it to u. And he did.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, well running around in public and humiliating him by spillinmg family secrets is a good way to make him stressed out and turn to drugs again. If this bitch gave half a fuck about him she would leave skeletons stay in the closet where they belong. But she doesn't.

    • Anonymous

      So she should shut up and take his sh*t while he is constantly in the news for breaking the law? Once you grow up and experience a real relationship, you might change your stance

  • Anonymous

    i doubt he makes twenty grand a show. Thats bs. I do hip-hop shows and there's no way a washed up star like him makes more than ten grand for a show (and that would be stretch). it sucks because "it's dark and hell is hot" is a classic!

    • Anonymous

      Thats bs. I do hip-hop shows and there's no way a washed up star like him makes more than ten grand for a show (and that would be stretch) ---Uh huh. Sure you do. And yet you're posting anonymously?

  • DMX

    what these B*tches want from a ni**a?

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