The Ruff Ryders Reunion show at the Barclays Center turned into a rough night for the label’s biggest star, DMX.
We’ve known about Dark Man X’s demons ever since he dropped his debut album It’s Dark And Hell Is Hot back in 1998. His life and career have had many well-documented ups and downs since then and it seems his demons returned during his set at the Ruff Ryders Reunion show on Friday night.
By most accounts, the night was going great as Swizz Beatz, Eve, The Lox, Cassidy, and Drag-On had the crowd on their feet all night. Special guests French Montana, Fat Joe and Remy Ma added to the excitement as well. But when it was time for night’s headliner to take the stage things took a downward turn.
Many fans have posted footage on social media of DMX struggling to finish his songs and many times mumbling his lyrics. He also went on a handful of rants about the demons that are haunting him. His behavior has led many to assume that he was on drugs, raising concerns for his well-being.