DMX spoke on a childhood friend Ready Ron to Talib Kweli last year and alleged that he got him hooked on crack cocaine through a laced blunt when he was only 14.
It is no secret that DMX had struggled with substance abuse of decades, but he is still one of the most adored rappers in history. His life story is always a touchy subject and when fans found out the origin of his crack cocaine abuse was from his mentor, Ready Ron, it was a shocking reveal.
Ready Ron didn’t speak about the allegation immediately after X’s interview circulated last November, but he’s defending himself now. In a video recently shared on social media, Ron refuted DMX’s story.
“How was I thirty-years-old in 1985 and he was 14,” said Ron. “And him and I are only three years apart. You gotta remember, just because somebody is world-famous doesn’t mean they’re always honest. And I’ve got nothing bad to say about him but you gotta stop lying on me.” He reportedly told The Neighborhood Talk that he’s “been receiving hate mail” due to the allegations.
“We were kids and we were getting high back then, I wasn’t the one to expose him to crack,” he added. Ron also shared that he was asked to appear on BET’s Ruff Ryders Chronicles documentary but claims his portions didn’t make it to air. After his video began to circulate, DMX’s fans have come forward to criticize Ron for his timing. Watch Ready Ron’s video and read through a few reactions below.