DMX is helping one student with first-day-of-school ensembles. According to WABI TV-5, the diamond-selling rapper purchased a pair of sneakers for an unsuspected shopper (Aug. 31). At the Maine Mall, Grace Firley and her mother Nikki Cutchins were standing at the register of Journeys when DMX took notice and put the kicks on his account.
“I was actually having a really hard time picking out shoes, like, I could not figure out which ones I wanted, and then we went in that store and I found the shoes that I wanted, and we just happened to go pay for them and it happened,” Firley said. “They’re technically his shoes. That’s what I’m going to say. I have DMX’s shoes.”
The “How’s It Goin’ Down” rapper said the gesture was inspired by his own children and being blessed that he wanted the mother and daughter “to be blessed as well.” Cutchins also expressed her gratitude for X’s kindness. “We really got this special moment that not many people get, and he saved me a little money on school shoes, so I can’t argue with that. We are totally grateful,” she said.
In late January 2019, DMX was released from prison for tax fraud. After his release, longtime producer Swizz Beatz said X was working on new music. “I just got off the phone with my brother DMX!” he wrote on Instagram. “He told me this time he didn’t work out his body in jail he said he worked out his mind! he also said he’s about to make music for the people that need his truth and pain!”