November 11th, 2011
10:23 AM ET
DMX: My childhood changed my views on spanking
In case you’ve been wondering about rapper DMX’s stance on spanking, we have the scoop. The troubled artist shared his thoughts on corporal punishment with Dr. Drew Wednesday on “Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers.”
DMX (born Earl Simmons) shared that his childhood experiences have influenced his decision to draw a line with his own kids. "I think back then everybody got beatings,” DMX said of growing up. “To a certain extent it made me a better person. Although some were a little extreme."
The rapper, 40, describes “days I couldn't sit down at school” due to his mom’s punishments. “She used to have these three extension chords that she braided together,” he recalls. “Sometimes we would get it with that. THAT was rough!”
A father of 10, DMX says he’s involved with all of his children, and has adopted a gentler form of discipline thanks to the beatings he endured.
“That's why I talk to my kids first,” he says. “I sit them down and explain to them what they did wrong. If I see that they are genuinely remorseful about the situation, then I'll let it go."
DMX admits to spanking, but says beating isn’t OK in his book: “Anybody you've got to beat over and over again, evidently it's not working."
You can watch DMX talk child rearing here. "Dr. Drew's Lifechangers" airs at 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
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DMX IS AN LEGEND IN RAP AND I HOOP HE COME BACK ON TOP NOW RAP IS NOT THE RAP WE KNOW X BRING RAP BACK MAN
But how about peeing on the kids?
pls why dmx did not relise any album sence all dis werd
Why are you trolling real superhiro?
What these b****** want from a n****...
He has a lot of time out chairs !
No one believes his story. It sounds fabricated to me. He needs to quit spreading rumours about our black community.
Okay...he's talking about one black woman. I think he only has one mom not a whole community of them. I had one girl in my class in jr high who's mom would use the vacuum cleaner ext cord. My dad used a belt infrequently.. my mother was a hair puller...I would have rather had the belt.
...some black people never left the plantation. Who braids extension cords together to beat their kids?
All child abusers are black now? Only the genes of slavery could inspire innovative abuse? Lol. Can people even "hear" themselves "speaking" anymore.
Could you point out the part where he says all child abusers are black, cause I missed it. Thanks in advance!
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Wow! He has 10 kids! He's been a busy guy!
BOOOO and very corny....
I thought DMX was a bicycle. I gat my kid one of those things last chrimmas.