The pictures are real and were published years ago by celebrity news site TMZ in November 2011. According to TMZ, the pictures were taken at a Waffle House restaurant in Greenville, South Carolina, where the "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" rapper had stopped to eat after a Halloween party.
Citing DMX himself, TMZ reported that a Waffle House employee was mopping while DMX was inside and had told DMX he was a fan, which prompted the musician to take the mop and finish the job. Citing some of DMX's most famous lyrics, TMZ reported:
The rapper adds, "The minute you get too big to mop a floor or wipe a counter, that’s the exact minute you have life f**ked up."