He couldn't hang
Somebody get the name of Drag-On’s weedman so we can all stay the hell away from them. The Ruff Ryders veteran was forced to leave a concert after he became short of breath in the middle of the show. He claimed that he had been smoking weed before the show and that caused him to collapse while in Atlantic City.
Drag-On jumped into the crowd during a set in New Jersey last week and soon found that he couldn’t get his wind back.
“I was back there smoking weed,” the rapper said in a fan-shot video, clearly out of breath. “Sh*t got me out of breath,” but his reps had a bit of a different story!
DMX Is Having A Hard Time
He recovered somewhat, launching into a rapid-fire rap that got the crowd back on his side. However, it was still clear that the rapper was struggling to get his words out. When he tried to make his way back to the stage from the spot where he had been rapping in the crowd, he collapsed. In a video obtained by TMZ, the rapper can be seen sprawled on the ground and surrounded by medics and security.
The rapper was taken to the hospital by ambulance and ended up in the ER. However, the rapper revealed to the gossip website that the whole event was the result of dehydration and that he’s fine.
According to TMZ, the rapper said that he had been in the studio working late the night before and merely got light-headed performing in the summer heat…
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Drag-On is far from the only member of the Ruff Ryders to have a rough week. The group’s de facto leader and anthem writer DMX was recently flagged for potentially violating the terms of his bail.
The rapper stands accused of tax evasion on income well over $1 million. He was arrested and charged ― he plead not guilty ― and then posted bail. However, the terms of his bail included travel restrictions and it’s possible he traveled outside of his allowed area without notifying the proper authorities.
“He went to St. Louis without getting permission from the pretrial services officer,” X’s attorney Murray Richman told the New York Daily News. “It was for a personal situation with regard to the lady he’s living with.”
“There are other reasons,” he added. “We don’t know what they are.”
The judge was less forgiving than Richman. He ordered DMX under house arrest at his suburban NY home after the rapper failed a drug test. The judge cited the rapper’s tendency to dodge charges in his decision.
He wrote that DMX might feel that he was “free to thumb his nose at the court.”
“The violations are very troubling,” the judge added. “In addition, it sounds like he’s a liar.”
Richman countered that X is a “very rational, decent, human being” and that drugs can linger in the system well after their use, rendering the drug test irrelevant to the terms of his bail.
In addition to the house arrest, the court ruled that he must ask for permission to travel a week in advance of the move.
Watch the video up top and let us know what you think. Did Drag-On really just get woozy from failing to hydrate? Let us know in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.