DJ Funkmaster Flex is blaming the music industry for not helping rapper DMX with his lifelong drug addiction.
"The music business is a gorilla. It's a bottomless pit of happiness or depression," he told Page Six, "I don't wanna say people don't help you but I do want to say there are people who actually know [when a star is struggling, but don't help] sometimes."
"You don't always get the best help when money is being made," he continued, "It's rough for someone like a DMX who may be in a mental and emotional state of childhood trauma that has happened to him and then being thrown into the money and fame."
DMX is currently in hospital in a vegetative state after suffering a drug overdose.
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"People can find the picture… that they had with the person that's going through a tragedy in 30 seconds," he added, "but you haven't called that person in 10 years."
"Let me see the picture of you when you went afterwards to his house because you was so concerned. I never see that picture where they go to the house. Nipsey Hussle passed away and every washed up rapper made a pilgrimage to LA to go to the Marathon store to take a picture or to get their cards swiped. Bro Nipsey needed that support when he was alive."