Before he was a rapper, Dave East went through a rough patch in his life. While chatting with Page Six at an Irving Plaza event to benefit “Hoodies For The Homeless,” the Beloved MC said that although this was a dark “phase” in his life, his good looks certainly helped the situation.
“Yep, I have had the experience of being homeless,” he told the NYC publication at the event. “I had slept in cars for a minute. I was homeless throughout the whole year.”
“I am not going to lie — my looks helped me,” he continued. “I stayed with a couple of girls… shout-out to them, they know who they are.” East, who was recently shouted out on Nicki Minaj’s “Barbie Dreams,” said that this period was due to the fact that he felt like “[he] was grown” and didn’t want to ask his parents for any help at the time.
East and The LOX’s Styles P recently released a joint project titled Beloved. The 13-song LP features artists such as Tisha Hyman, Jazzy, Dyce Payne and of course The LOX. This project marks the fourth time the NYC musician have worked together, and we’re certain it won’t be the last.