Stacey Dash’s new TikTok video showed her heart broken after recently learning of DMX’s death. The actress-turned-interior-designer uploaded a recording of herself crying hysterically with a gospel soundtrack playing in the background as she expresses shame, sadness and empathy.
“Okay y’all, I’m ashamed, I- I didn’t know…” Dash said, taking a moment to catch her breath and collect herself. “I didn’t know DMX died, I didn’t know,” she said. “From a cocaine overdose.”
She gasped in hysteria before finishing her last thoughts. “I’m six years and a month clean today and it breaks my heart. This breaks my heart. He lost against it; He lost. He lost to this demon of addiction. Please, please don’t lose.”
Dash also wrote a long caption in which she spoke about how she found out about the tragic news. Her caption read: “I was strolling through #tiktok and found a #DMX song that has saved me many times. Suddenly it says: #RIP I know I am late, I have not know he were dead, he #OD I am brodeed – he was so a great guy. #devastated #staceydash #fyp #sober”
Many viewers were confused with Dash’s video simply because the “Money, Power, & Respect” rapper passed away on April 9, 2021. Several people accused Dash of not having contact with their community.
“It’s not a shadow at all, but how can you be so unreal?”
“Either it’s drugs or she had no contact with the black community”
“She really has that little exposure to black culture?”
Though her video received a slew of backlash from fans, who insisted the 55-year-old should have known this widely shared information, there were few who gave Dash some grace and defended her feelings.
“Everyone who does not come into contact with social media”
“Well, she said she was in rehab. Like d-, she probably really didn’t know.”
“I really believe she was in rehab, y’all.. They’re not usually allowed to use their phones, so I kind of believe her.”
Dash’s emotions in the video stemmed from her understanding of what it means to develop an addiction. According to Newsweek Magazine, the “Clueless” actress entered a rehabilitation center in her 20s after developing a serious drug addiction. Twenty years later, she decided to go a second time because she relapsed after being prescribed “Vicodin to support painful fibroid cysts.”
In an interview with Dr. Oz, she revealed she was taking 18 to 20 pills a day and “no one knew.” As her interview wrapped, Dash explained that she was able to “become a better person” during her exams.
https://atlantablackstar.com/2022/09/01/she-really-that-outta-touch-with-black-culture-stacey-dash-reveals-in-tiktok-she-was-unaware-of-dmxs-passing/ “Has she really lost touch with black culture?” Stacey Dash becomes emotional after claiming she was unaware of DMX’s passing