DMX has been on his grind as of late, dropping new records, appearing at awards shows, now the Yonkers rapper says he’s finally kicked the drug addictions that kept him in and out of jail,and he has his children to thank.

In a statement to TMZ, X says cocaine was his biggest demon after his latest prison release:

“Everyone was taking advantage of me with my finances, trying to put me in the direction to fail. I have 10 kids. I have to drive them in the right direction, so I let the cocaine go.”

DMX added that God helped him through the addiction as well:

“I am on a spiritual road to do right in my life. I am leaving out all negativity and going to stay on the right road to positive.”

As previously reported by Def Sounds, DMX says he has finished recording his new album, and his hoping to release it by the end of the year.

If you missed X’s BET Hip Hop Awards performance you can view that below.