DMX is leaving Arizona and "not looking back." X told Phoenix's Fox 10 News that he fell in love with the state after watching the sun rise, but the relationship soon turned sour.
"I'm not coming back," DMX told FOX 10's John Hook inside the Maricopa County Jail. "I'm not coming back for a show. I'm not coming back for a visit. I'm not even driving through the state. If I'm on a plane and they're flying through, I'm gonna go around. I met the devil in God's country."
DMX's remedy for the devil is to preach beyond the prayers that appear on his albums.
"I'm gonna start a TV show while I'm in here, 'Pain and Perseverance.' It's about how I can reach people the average person can't reach because I'm grounded. And then I'm going to give my first sermon in church, that's gonna be like, incredible for me. I have actually just completed a gospel album. On every one of my albums, there's been a gospel song and a prayer and of course with the image, they never made those into singles, except for my sixth album. They did 'Lord Give Me A Sign' as a single."
First up for DMX is a Jan. 30 sentencing after he plead guilty last month to theft, animal cruelty and drug possession charges.