Trainwreck 100: DMX

Trainwreck 100

Oh, celebrities: they suck, yet we can’t stop thinking about them. But who is truly the world’s most worthless celebrity? Here at Heavy, we use science to answer these questions. Using a complex series of algorithms that monitor blog mentions, videos, and other Internet and media traffic, we have distilled the world’s celebrities into an orderly list of 100 attention-seeking douchebags. Every day, we’ll debut another entry on the list, counting down to the ultimate celebrity trainwreck.

Rap music is fertile territory for celebrity trainwrecks – the ruthless thug attitude cultivated by hip-hop stars becomes increasingly strained as they start to accumulate massive amounts of money. Bad behavior is par for the course for the modern MC, but today’s entry in the Trainwreck 100 takes it one step beyond. After his breakthrough album dropped in 1998, this MC embarked on a career of crime that would make Al Capone blush – stabbings! Animal cruelty! Claiming to be a federal agent! But his most recent disaster was his hilariously ill-advised journey into the world of mixed martial arts. Who’s the trainwreck? Find out inside!

Trainwreck 100: DMX

Yes sir, it’s Earl Simmons, better known as DMX. After the incredible success of his debut album It’s Dark… And Hell Is Hot, he wasted no time getting arrested for the alleged rape of a stripper in the Bronx, and the rest of his career has been marked by alternating album releases and arrests. One of my personal favorites is when he was arrested at New York’s JFK Airport for impersonating a FBI agent under the influence of cocaine and trying to carjack somebody. In 2009, he semi-retired from the hip-hop game to become a gospel preacher, but it wasn’t long before he turned the other fist and signed to fight in a celebrity MMA match. However, hilariously, his manager sent over a contract that stipulated that DMX had to win the match and one more career went down in flames. Watch this awesome video of X dropping the F-bomb on a judge in Florida after being arrested at a Wal-Mart.

Check out the Trainwreck 100 archive here.

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