Earl Simmons, a.k.a DMX, gave his perspective on discipline during a chat with Dr. Drew Pinsky last night. Although he believes in spanking his children, the rapper does not practice abuse. As DMX explains, “You don’t really have to beat them. That one time… smack them on the [behind] with a belt a couple of times and they’ll get the point….. Anybody you’ve got to beat over and over again, evidently it’s not working.”


He adds, “You give them a spanking that one time. After you explain to them not to do it… I talk to my kids first. I sit them down and explain to them what they did wrong. If I see that they are genuinely remorseful about the situation, then I’ll let it go.”

Simmons remembers his mother’s discipline tactics. As the rapper recalls, his mother would sometimes use an extension cord to relate her point. Although the tactics worked, DMX admits that some beatings were “a little extreme.” Simmons does not implement such parenting practices when rearing his ten children.

Readers, do you agree with DMX’ method of disciplining?

Photo: Picture shows DMX, Tashera, their son Xavier(bald)and DMX’ godson in 2004(Retna).



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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