DMX on having multiple personalities: ‘I wouldn’t want anybody to know anything about those people’

DMX opens up about struggling with multiple personalities on BET's 'Ruff Ryders Chronicles'

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On the latest episode of Ruff Ryders Chronicles airing on BET, DMX opens up about having multiple personalities. In an interview for the series, a vulnerable DMX can be heard saying, “there are a few people in me.”

Ruff Ryder Chronicles tells the story of the rapper’s career and the rise of the Ruff Ryders hip-hop crew that included producer Swizz Beatz, and rappers Eve, Drag-on, and The LOX, among others. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, divulges that although he has multiple personalities, he doesn’t want people to know about them.

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Rapper DMX walks on Main Street during the 2004 Sundance Film Festival January 19, 2004 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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In a clip from the show being circulated around social media, DMX can be heard saying “There are a few people in me that get me through life. I wouldn’t want you to know anything about those people.”

In the same clip, a colleague of the rapper confirms he has experienced his multiple personalities and at any given time you can be dealing with Earl, DMX the rapper, or X, who he calls, “the unknown.”

In the 90s and 2000s, DMX was one of the highest-selling rappers of the era. But in recent years, after a tumultuous divorce with his first wife, Tashera, he’s made headlines for his struggles with drug addiction, has been in and out of jail, and found love again with his new fiancée.

Ruff Ryders Chronicles features interviews from the people in his life who know him best, like his ex-wife and fellow Ruff Ryders rapper Eve, who also makes an appearance in the series.

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By the clip alone, it is unclear whether or not the artist was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder, by a professional or if his condition is self-diagnosed.

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