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DMX's estranged wife, Tashera Simmons, stopped by Forbez DVD Live recently to chop it up with Doggie Diamonds about her forthcoming autobiography, You Think You Know But You Have No Idea.
Tashera opens up the book with a story about DMX being so high and paranoid from smoking crack he shot his manager.
"I open it up with this crazy story that actually I never thought was that crazy until I was out the situation. When you living it, it was just my life," Tashera said. "I was seven months pregnant and X's manager comes to my house looking for X. I was like: 'He's not here, he's at a hotel.' They're like: 'He's got a show in two or three days.' They're panicking. X is up there in the dark. Because that's what I used to call it. It was so sad because I was so immune. He had been in that game for a year. He was like: 'I need you to go over there and get him. He's been in that room for like three days and we need to calm him down.' Everybody used to be scared to go. When he was in that zone n*ggas didn't really wanna mess with him because he was paranoid. That's what came with that drug. So he would probably have a gat on his lap or something."
The manager kept insisting that Tashera go get DMX to come with them so they finally went to his hotel room.
"When we get there we knock on the door, X lets us in. He's in this beautiful one bedroom suite, but you can't even enjoy the look of it because as soon as you get in it's this smell that makes you want to throw up. And a cloud. I can't tell you how dark that cloud is that comes with that drug. The whole vibe was just twisted and he opens up the door with the gun," Tashera continues. "He's waving this gun: 'Y'all seen this person out there? They're following me.' And I'm like: 'Earl, there's nobody following you we need to go. You've spent three days up in this room.' X finally packs up. He has this book bag and he has his gun in the bag, but he's holding it. We get down [to the car] and he's panicking when he sees all the people. And he's like: 'Yo, Tashera somebody is following me, I'm telling you.' The manager's about to lose it, scared to death. The next thing you know we hear a pop and the manager falls on the floor. And I'm like, 'What happened?' So X is like: 'I told you somebody is following me.' I seen blood all on the floor. He's like: 'Somebody shot him! I told you somebody was following me.' I go down to the floor to see where the manager was hit at, which was the foot. And you see the bottom of X's book bag with smoke and a hole at the bottom. [He had his hand on the gun] and it's not on safety. The manager was like, 'Just take him...go because if they call the police,' We jump in the Expedition and he's like ready for was because he's not in his right frame of mind."
She goes on to talk about the early years of their marriage, when X started doing drugs, him being himself when he's onstage and not believing him now when he prays during shows.
You Think You Know But You Have No Idea will be available everywhere on November 4.