Famed Rapper DMX Says He Feels Called to Be a Pastor

Rapper DMX detailed his faith in a recent interview. (Facebook/DMX)
Rapper DMX detailed his faith in a recent interview. (Facebook/DMX)

Ed Upton, aka famed rapper DMX, nearly lost his life to a reported drug overdose in February, but now he touts his plans to become a pastor.  

“It’s almost like the prodigal son,” DMX said in a radio interview. “He who is dead is now alive; he who is lost is now found.”

DMX says he feels called to be a pastor, and he believes his influence in the music world has allowed him to create a platform.

“That’s where I can’t give you an answer—will I have more influence as a pastor or a rap artist?” DMX says. “But I  do believe that God allowed my music career to create the platform to lay the foundation to gain the ear, to gain the credibility, so that way when I do become a pastor I don’t think I’m going to lose fans, I think I’m going to gain more.”

DMX has quite the testimony. He nearly died from a drug overdose/asthma attack earlier this year. He pleased guilty to drug possession in 2008 and spent time in jail for the charges in 2009.

“Whenever I went through something, it brought me way more closer to God,” DMX says. “And I stated it in a song, so now I’m closer to God. But being closer is hard. The attacks get stronger, become much harder to fight, and they last longer! That’s what it’s always been … but with the right perspective it can be something to gain.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News
Jessilyn Justice