While publicizing for his upcoming "gospel" album, DMX had a word with XXL about Barack Obama.
Well, sort of.
XXL: Are you following the presidential race?
DMX: Not at all.
XXL: You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton.
DMX: His name is Barack?!
XXL: Barack Obama, yeah.
DMX: What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?
XXL: Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
DMX: Barack Obama?
DMX: What the fuck?! That ain’t no fuckin’ name, yo. That ain’t that nigga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the fuck outta here.
XXL: You’re telling me you haven’t heard about him before.
DMX: I ain’t really paying much attention.
XXL: I mean, it’s pretty big if a Black…
DMX: Wow, Barack! The nigga’s name is Barack. Barack? Nigga named Barack Obama. What the fuck, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his fuckin’ name. Ima tell this nigga when I see him, “Stop that bullshit. Stop that bullshit” [laughs] “That ain’t your fuckin’ name.” Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack.
XXL: So you’re not following the race. You can’t vote right?
Oh, and about that gospel album. Check out the first track, aptly titled "Already (Dirty)":
bark, bark, bitches.
Ok, maybe I didn't do DMX justice. If you read more of the interview, it turns out that he's got a point:
Is that why you're not following it?
No, because it's just-it doesn't matter. They're gonna do what they're gonna do. It doesn't really make a difference. These are the last years.
But it would be pretty big if we had a first Black president. That would be huge.
I mean, I guess…. What, they gon' give a dog a bone? There you go. Ooh, we have a Black president now. They should've done that shit a long time ago, we wouldn't be in the fuckin' position we in now. With world war coming up right now. They done fucked this shit up then give it to the Black people, "Here you take it. Take my mess."
It's all a fuckin' setup. It's all a setup. All fuckin' bullshit. All bullshit. I don't give a fuck about none of that.
We could have a female president also, Hillary Clinton.
I mean, either way it doesn't matter. I don't care. No one person is directly affected by which president, you know, so what does it matter.
Yeah, but the country is.
I guess. The president is a puppet anyway. The president don't make no damn decisions.
The president…they don't have that much authority basically?
But Bush pretty much…
You think Bush is making fuckin' decisions?
He did, yeah, he fucked up the country.
He act like he making decisions. He could barely speak! He could barely fuckin' speak!
Can't be serious. He ain't making no damn decisions.
Well Barack has a good chance of winning so that might be something.
Good for him, good for him.
How's your family and your kids?
They're good. My son is rapping now.
Did he see you? I'm sure he was inspired by you.
Yeah, yeah. all that. Took him to shows and everything.
What does your wife Tashera think about him rapping?
She likes it. She's the one who told me. She told me.
Did you talk to him? What do you tell him about the industry? Do you give him advice about the industry?
He knows it, he knows all that shit. Ah, man. I give him some advice.