The image of DMX sipping a Heineken and howling over Rose Nylund’s latest pickle as three Rottweilers stare at him, bewildered, is why we should never assume we know someone we’ve never met.
If you asked me before today where Golden Girls re-runs ranked on DMX’s list of cherished hobbies, I’d probably guess right below quilting and embroidery.
That was before I stumbled upon this 2017 First We Feast clip of Gabrielle Union detailing her experience with the rapper on the set of Cradle 2 The Grave (2002).
— First We Feast (@firstwefeast) November 7, 2017
“Did you know that DMX loves the Golden Girls? That’s a real fun fact. He watches it in his trailer.
There was a dog biting incident with one of the PAs who was sent to go get him for set, and after a while no one wanted to go get him, so I would be sent to go get him because I’m a dog person.
And he’d be like *extreme DMX voice* ‘Have a drink! Let’s watch The Golden Girls! This shit is funny!’
We would have a Heineken, and sometimes a little Crown, and we’d watch The Golden Girls, and he’d laugh hysterically.”
Following his tragic passing, Gabrielle Union reminisced about the days in his trailer sipping on cold beers and watching TV Guide’s 54th ranked sitcom in its list of the 60 Best Series of All Time.
DMX’s alpha image didn’t produce much public interest in his softer side, but in the wake of his death, people have begun sharing clips of DMX being Earl Simmons.
In DMX’s honor, treat someone like an orchid today🌷 pic.twitter.com/J2UDVBJzNT
— C O U R T (@courtnationnn) April 9, 2021
— Msupa Bald ✨ (@YaraThatChic) April 9, 2021
DMX dancing at an Albanian wedding. God rest his soul pic.twitter.com/ap9jPFQszt
— Xhul Lezha (@xhuliano23) April 9, 2021
Rest in peace to a forever legend.