3TV's tour of DMX's foreclosed Valley homePosted: Updated:
CAVE CREEK - Rapper DMX made millions off of his records and played roles in dozens of movies, however, his Valley home is in foreclosure and in shambles.
3TV got an exclusive look inside. It was a sad sign of how far the rapper has fallen. From the road, one can tell it is a fixer-upper.
Andrew Wheeler is in charge of selling DMX's foreclosed home for the bank.
He says, "It's very nerve-racking...sometimes I think he'll just show up. This was probably his pride and joy."
For now, DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, is in jail waiting to be sentenced on animal cruelty, theft, and drug convictions.
A SWAT team investigating the charges raided his home last may. Wheeler explains, "The sheriffs actually blew the door."
Wheeler says the raids left the carpet and tiles charred and windows and doors around the home blown out.
He showed 3TV around. "This is the master suite. There's some damage on the back."
The raids left the house unsecured and open to thieves. Wheeler says, "I think people showed up, walked the house and took what they wanted."
The few things left were thrown into the pool.
The only sign of DMX is an old magazine cover hanging out of a car window.
The rapper pictured with his wife was the one who called Wheeler when the home went into foreclosure.
He explains, "The place was glamour and when they split up, nothing got taken care of."
The sweeping views from the property are the main selling point, something DMX said on his reality show. That is why he says he moved there for in the first place.
According to the realtor, the quads DMX is seen riding were stolen along with almost everything else, leaving behind a damaged shell of a once-glamorous home.
DMX paid around $600,000 in 2003. The bank set the sale price for $429,000.