Cyndi Lauper‘s son Declyn, AKA Dex, is a full go on his rap career, already stacking up credits with some big-name rappers … and, of course, he can’t forget mom!
We caught Dex at LAX touting his own “F*** You Gumbo” cannabis brand, but what he’s most excited about are the collabs he scored with Trippie Redd and G-Eazy for his upcoming album, especially after appearing on the latter’s “Scary Nights” project.
The 25-year-old also revealed he managed to nab 3 songs with his pop star mother, but only after he earned her respect, as an artist … not just her son.
Dex and Cyndi have endured a rocky relationship over the years — he grew up in Harlem, estranged from her — so he’s totally not vibing with the ongoing “nepo baby” debate. Much like Diddy’s son, King, told us … Dex says he’s put in enough work that his mother now loves his music. 🥰
He also provided us with an update on his arrest from last summer when, as we first reported, he was popped in NYC for felony unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Dex tells us he was simply attending a candlelight vigil for a slain 14-year-old friend when, in his eyes, NYPD harassed him.
He admits to sitting inside the stolen Mercedes-Benz … but says he refused to go out “like 6ix9ine,” and took the charges without telling officers who actually stole the vehicle.
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Dex says he’s since beaten the case, and now he’s putting his energy into his mother-approved music!!!