DMX drops anti-gay slurs at Zombie Pub Crawl, fails to explain them away

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From Middle Western's video of DMX at Zombie Pub Crawl 2012.
DMX's appearance at Zombie Pub Crawl was actually exactly what any person who has followed his erratic career should expect. He was late, he was ridiculous, and the still-gifted rapper said some pretty hateful things better kept to himself. This moment will not be added to our favorite things about him.

According to the introduction given, a four-hour flight delay was the reason for his start time nearly two hours after he was scheduled to perform at Midway Stadium in St. Paul. This was supposed to be in front of a record-sized crowd of drunk zombies, but by then many of the undead had headed elsewhere to drink their Brain Belt beer.

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And perhaps for the best. When he finally got onstage -- for a performance that could only last a little more than ten minutes before they cut his mic because of curfew -- he was mouthing off by his second song. "I'm gonna get out in this crowd and beat the shit out of this faggot," he yelled in the middle of "Ruff Ryder's Anthem"

Here's his entire performance, which included him dumping some cognac into the crowd:



After the show, Middle Western caught up with him as he was meeting with fans, and a woman confronted him about him saying the f-word. His response: "Half my fucking family's faggots -- I mean gay... I don't judge. My aunts are dykes... Understand what the word is before you judge me." And then, unfazed, he made this rather funny observation about a zombie who came up for a photo-op right after, with mock surprise: "You're dead."



In any case, given DMX's long history with legal, drug, animal cruelty, and mental problems, and several stints inside the correctional doghouse, this unfiltered guy should still be kept on a very short leash. He has the ability to create unintended comedy when faced with the complicated problems associated with Googling himself, and he's still got the raspy bark that got him far in his rap career in the late-'90s. Ultimately, he's not up to the task of interacting properly with the people he supposedly doesn't judge.


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33 comments
Tha1YouLuv2hate
Tha1YouLuv2hate

Everybody so touchy these days Im gay and laughed when he said that...Did anyone here him say I have gay ppl in my family...Everyone is not going to act the way you want them to we all have our own personalities...Just grin and bear it for crying out loud

Alex Salstrand
Alex Salstrand

THey always book people for ZPC Ocho: Viva la Zombie Pub Crawl! BECAUSE their careers are "dead"......hehehe

DMTfan
DMTfan

Whoever booked him = have yr fukkn head checked

Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

I don't want to see these well to do local bands. It' the fucking ZPC. Obviously they have a theme in mind. DMX, Gin Blossoms, 2 Live Crew. Their careers have been dead for decades. Maybe when they change the theme to Local Acts That Really Suck but Hipsters love they can call The 4 on The Floor.

Joel O'Brien
Joel O'Brien

DMX is a disgusting career criminal who tortures animals. And anyone who would pay money to see him is about as reprehensible as he is.

Benton Sellwood
Benton Sellwood

I thought DMX died like fifteen years ago. Not really, but where has he been, and how can he surface with a message like that?

stealeverything
stealeverything

.@citypages have people never listened to DMX before?

Marcos Maiero
Marcos Maiero

I always thought a "rough rider" was someone who's into barebacking.

Andrew Harris
Andrew Harris

He could learn from rhetoric that's anti-gay and more acceptable - just couch it in language that's more pro-heterosexual, pro-family. Like his song 'Fuck That Bitch'.

Daniel Anderson
Daniel Anderson

Has anyone who went to see him actually listened to his music? The second track on his brand new album uses a gay slur, why is everyone acting so outraged and shocked?

Al-a Zoe
Al-a Zoe

Imma have to agree with Jesse on this one... if they wanted sensitive gay-friendly music, why the hell would they book DMX? That's like going to a waterpark and getting mad when u get wet

Jason Bistodeau
Jason Bistodeau

DMX has always been pretty out front about being anti-gay. Not sure why this should surprise anyone. I agree with Mr Goyette above: Keep the moronic national acts out of it and keep it local. Local musicians would kill it it as headliners!!

keny1
keny1

Lovely.  Yet another fine example of rap "music" culture.

Chris Goyette
Chris Goyette

Let's just call it like it is and say the ZPC should stop with these moronic headliners they've found the last few years...Too Live Crew? DMX? I say keep it local...The Four on the Floor kicked a$$ last year in St Paul. More of that please.

Erica Anderson
Erica Anderson

Zombie Pub Crawl is quickly becoming the new Aquatennial Block Party if all they can get is a has been, no talent, homophobic rapper for their event.

Jesse Johnson
Jesse Johnson

If ur offended u bitches should have known better do your homework x hasn't changed but sensitivity levels have. Cry babies

Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

I'm so over the Zombie Pub Crawl. It's become too mainstream for my indie ass.

Kaitlin Konen
Kaitlin Konen

Definitely not okay DMX. Considering how pro-equality and LGBT rights the Twin Cities are, I hoped he would be more respectful. But is anyone really THAT surprised? One of DMX’s most known songs boasts “Last I heard, y'all was havin sex, with the SAME sex, I show no love, to homo thugs, Empty out, reloaded and throw more slugs...”

Nick GarSuperstar
Nick GarSuperstar

What I find interesting is that sometime during the planning of this crawl, someone in charge had to of said "how about we get DMX?" Where is that guy and why is he not the one apologizing?

Lee Henderson
Lee Henderson

I always love when one oppressed group of people hates on another ... Let's be clear: he was playing midway stadium for a bunch of drunk zombies on a Saturday night. #superstar??

Nicholas S. Goers
Nicholas S. Goers

Looks like a bunch of people had nothing better to do with their lives, so they decided to listen to this douche talk on stage instead of sing...

Eric TheCapn
Eric TheCapn

Jeff, no, he is not. Ray, I don't think Saint Paul runs the ZPC. All, DMX has long expressed anti-gay views. Google the lyrics to "Where the Hood At." I'm not willing to post those lyrics online. *It looks like Kaitlin did below though.

Ray Anderson
Ray Anderson

Is St. Paul that desperate to have to call DMX to play the pub crawl?

Sara Haaf
Sara Haaf

yikes, does he not know the twin cities are rainbowrific?

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @keny1 Racist homophobes like you need to shut the fuck up keny.   You have the same lack of respect for your fellow man as DMX so don't concern troll you piece of shit.  City Pages, why is keny the racist still allowed to post on here?   Is racism allowed in the City Pages comment section Mr. Fischer?   Is that something you make your advertisers aware of?   Not like keny hasn't had multiple chances.  I just don't get why a racist like keny gets to keep posting.   He also threatens other commenters. 

sweetbabyjesus
sweetbabyjesus

 @keny1 That is like saying Ted Nugent is an example of rock "music" when he speaks of being "either in jail or dead if obama is re-elected". Generalizing based upon one individual is always dumb, and always wrong. 

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