Listen: DMX’s Ex-Wife Opens Up About A Conversation They Had A Week Before His Death

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Listen: DMX’s Ex-Wife Opens Up About A Conversation They Had A Week Before His Death

Tashera Simmons appeared on the ‘Every Day’ podcast on ‘People.’

Published May 18th

Written by BET Staff

It's been more than a month since rapper DMX passed away after suffering a heart attack following a reported drug overdose.

Now, his ex-wife Tashera Simmons is opening up about his death, legacy, and the last words that he said to her a week before his death on Monday (May 17) episode of People's Every Day podcast. 

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“I am torn. Our children are suffering and trying to get to over that 'not enough time with their dad' thing; it's a tough time,” she shared. “At the same time ... I used to think that this was insensitive to say, but I do believe he is in a better place, just because of the words he left me with. He was never afraid of passing on. And I used to be aggravated with that, but now I understand.” 

Tashera and DMX (born Earl Simmons) got married in 1999. People reports that the couple became estranged in 2005, and Tashera filed for divorce in 2012. They share four children: Xavier, 28, Tacoma, 21, Praise Mary Ella, 15, and Sean, 18. 

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The Ruff Ryder’s rapper died on April 9 at White Plains Hospital in New York after he was admitted into the facility on April 2. He was described as being in a “vegetative state” and regained consciousness. 

Listen to the episode below:

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