DMX's Goddaughter Paige Hurd Recalls Them Getting Kicked Out Of Six Flags

The two were out for some rollercoaster fun while getting to know one another as co-stars in "Cradle 2 The Grave."

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
DMX Goddaughter Paige Hurd Recalls Kicked Out Six Flags

While getting to know one another as co-stars on Cradle 2 The Grave, DMX and Paige Hurd took a trip to Six Flags. However, it didn't go exactly as planned, with them being kicked out of the amusement park after the group got caught with weed. Moreover, the legendary rapper's goddaughter recalled the experience during a recent interview with Preme Magazine. As it turns out, the Power actress was actually terrified of rollercoasters, so it worked out for her. Still, she looked back fondly on one of their first memories together as they developed their on-screen father-daughter chemistry ahead of filming.

"Like right before we were filming Cradle 2 the Grave, we had to do like daddy-daughter bonding," Paige Hurd remarked about the DMX story. "He came to pick me [and my sister] up from my house… And he was taking us to Six Flags. Now, I’m claustrophobic I do not do rollercoasters, I don’t do theme parks. I was like, ‘Yeah, well, I don’t ride rollercoasters.’ He was like, ‘Well, you are today.’ I was freaking out the entire way there. He drives very fast. I’m pretty sure we could all imagine. Very, very fast in this small car and we’re driving down the 5 freeway [and he] misses the exit.

Paige Hurd Tells The Story Of Her & DMX At Six Flags

"You think he goes to the next exit?" the 30-year-old continued. "Middle of the freeway, reverses and reverses down the on-ramp to get up. We get to Six Flags and me and my sister are terrified we have to get on these rides. And by the grace of God, weed was not legal then. They found weed and we got kicked out before we even got in. And I am like, ‘I’m the Lord’s child. He loves him some Paige.’ Then we ended up going to the mall, KFC and hanging out for the day. That’s one of my first memories that we’ve had."

Through memories and tales like these, the legacy of DMX lives on as strongly as ever. While his absence is still painfully felt in the rap world, his impact was too large to be erased by mortality. In the coming years, as younger generations discover his catalog, we should expect much more reflections on his greatness. On that note, come back to HNHH for the latest news and updates surrounding DMX.


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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.