DMX Has 15 Kids + $1.7 Million In IRS Debt + 40 Years Of Possible Jailtime

DMX faces up to forty years in jail for failing to pay the IRS.

Update (April 9th, 2021): DMX was pronounced dead this morning after a massive drug overdose — here’s the full story.

Federal authorities have arrested rapper DMX, charging him with tax fraud.  The rapper allegedly owes the IRS $1.7 million from popular songs, including ‘X Gon’ Give It to Ya.’

Authorities claim that the popular rapper engaged in a multi-year scheme to hide millions of dollars from the IRS.

In a statement, acting US attorney Joon H. Kim, said,

“While raking in millions from his songs, including his 2003 hit ‘X Gon’ Give it to Ya,’ DMX didn’t give any of it to the IRS.”

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, gave himself up to authorities on Thursday.  Earlier today, the rapper appeared in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Federal authorities charged the 46-year-old rapper with fourteen counts of tax evasion.  Charges include failing to file a tax return and “corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and impede the due administration of IRS laws.”

In his statement, Kim underscored the steps the rapper took to conceal the money he earned from his songs.

“DMX allegedly went out of his way to evade taxes, including by avoiding personal bank accounts, setting up accounts in other’s names and paying personal expenses largely in cash.  He even allegedly refused to tape the television show ‘Celebrity Couples Therapy’ until a properly issued check he was issued was reissued without withholding any taxes.”

Simmons’ lawyer, Murray Richman, dismissed the charges.  Simmons, claims Richman, concentrated on making music.  The government merely charged the rapper “over the failure of others to do what he hired them to do.”

The first count carries a maximum sentence of three years in jail.  Counts two to eight carry a maximum sentence of five years each.  Counts nine to fourteen each carry a maximum sentence of one year.  If convicted, DMX could face up to forty years in prison.

Two years ago, authorities sentenced Simmons to serve a six month sentence for failing to pay $400,000 in child support.  He has fifteen children.

DMX’s arrest record includes animal cruelty, reckless driving, probation violations, weapons charges, and drug possession.  The rapper has also served time in Arizona for consuming alcohol at a performance, violating his probation.

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10 Responses

  1. rikki

    you can take them out of the ghetto but you cant take the ghetto out of them….

      • Bryan King

        I believe he was referring to my overly pigmented friends…errrrm I mean acquaintances…errrrm I mean co workers…errrrm I mean affirmative action beneficiary recipients that I happen to share a workplace with

        Note: I do not like “African Americans” which I normally refer to as black Americans when needed otherwise it’s simply Americans but I have no problem with Africans from Africa living in America lol it’s like comparing two different people 80% of the time (I live sandwiched between NYC/Jersey city/Newark, NJ and majority of “them” act like the ignorant stereotypes attributed to them to the point my real African friends even hate them because of the stuff they have to put up with from “them” but shhh that would make me racist lol real Africans are hard working loyal people vs my experience with black Americans from America etc* but that’s likely because we stripped the “culture” out of the ones who were formerly slaves and took away any value system them would have inherited like my friends from Africa had growing up before coming to U.S…also add in the fact we released the slaves without any real means of blending them back into society by educating/job training etc and you have yourself a large demographic in poverty/uneducated/lacking proper culture/social behavior which causes a endless cycle that just repeats itself without end

        • DNICE

          Right.. same as stereotypical bensonhurst italians.. trailer park meth head white trash, drunk irishmen, crook jewelers.. sugar cube sucking russians.. we feel the same hate for all you crackers. Nobody cares what you think.

  2. Shit Boy

    The chaos and confusion inside the comfort of major music cash ! I’ve been an independent for 14 years and finally got a chance to take my first shower inside my living room where the FBI once sat as the constant weight of rain gathered on my roof came crashing through. We all have different eXperiences with the copyrights of the {X}. . .:: Literati at your service. . .

  3. Till

    I thought he had just a few hits at best. Sad that his kids may not be fully cared for. Hey DMX, who is your role model?

      • DNICE

        Similar to you can take em out the trailer park but you can’t take the trailer park out of them ie our under pigmented friend.