DMX recently stopped by the Drink Champs podcast to share a pretty legendary story with hosts N.O.R.E and DJ EFN about the time Diddy offered him a record deal after initially turning him down. X recalled auditioning for Diddy before getting signed to Def Jam, and while the audition didn’t lead to a deal, DMX said that he respects Diddy for telling him to his face what he didn’t like about his rap skills. Weeks later, Diddy decided to offer DMX a bigger and better deal when he found out he was signing to Def Jam, but X wouldn’t budge because he felt like he couldn’t sign with Puff if he couldn’t see his talent from the beginning. While this is a great anecdote, we are more concerned with X’s appearance and the sound of his voice. We hope it’s not drugs. We just want to see DMX win again!