Snoop also acknowledged X’s greater calling via Instagram on Monday when he shared a message that read, “DMX did NOT wait to be perfect for God to USE him. He taught people that u can be flawed and still be a vessel.” But he added in his new interview that Darkman’s messages translated best through genres of music outside of rap.
“He was funny. He loved old-school music. He loved old-school cars. And when I say he loved old-school music, he loved old-school music and gospel music, probably more than rap music. And that’s what people didn’t know,” he said. “But if you listen to him talk and you listen to what he testify and what he’s always giving up, it’s either that R&B or the gospel music that always pushed the message behind DMX.”
DMX (real name Earl Simmons) died Friday after suffering a heart attack triggered by a drug overdose. He was 50. The rapper had been on life support and was in a “vegetative state,” according to his former manager Nakia Walker, since last Sunday.
Snoop’s Today interview about DMX will air in full on Friday, April 16, exactly one week after his death. Watch a preview of it here.