Damn X, this is some real cracked out, diva shit right here. Just yesterday I was talking about how good it felt to write something positive about DMX for a change, and now he goes and pulls this.
Earl Simmons, who performs as rapper DMX, cancelled a week-long tour to entertain troops in Kuwait and Iraq. He offered no explanation.
Simmons was scheduled to depart on his tour Aug. 22, but delayed his departure until Aug 23. His representative agreed to add a day to the original schedule. However, on Aug. 23, he failed to appear on time for his flight to Kuwait.
"We are extremely disappointed that DMX decided not to complete the tour he asked us to arrange for him," said John Hanson, USO senior vice president for marketing and communications. "When we announced this tour, troops were extremely excited about the possibility of seeing a performer they admired. We understand their disappointment."
As much as I hate this war and the reasoning behind it, as well as the fact that kids barely out of high school have to be over there fighting it, I can appreciate how good it must feel to have a celebrity make that trip to perform for you. You have to have some nerve to turn around and front on them. What happened, did somebody tell you that crack is scarce in Kuwait? Incredible. Come on X, you need to do right by those kids.