DMX Reportedly Violated Bail; Could Face Jail Time


Then the judge reportedly let into the rapper after it was revealed he had failed four drug tests-testing positive for cocaine and marijuana.

In July, the NY native whose birth name is Earl Simmons, was arrested on suspicion of tax evasion for allegedly owing the IRS more than $1 million in back taxes. Now, Judge Rakoff has ordered X to appear in court this Friday (Aug. 11), where, if it's determined X did, indeed, violate the terms of his partial release, he could find himself being sent back to a jail cell.

If convicted of tax evasion, DMX faces up to 44 years in jail. However, X recently visited family in St. Louis without informing the court. He has also been ordered to wear an ankle monitor and can not even step outside to mow the lawn, according to the report.

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On July 13, the "Rough Ryders Anthem" rapper was arrested and charged with 14 counts of tax evasion.

In the charging documents, the U.S. Attorney's Office said DMX had concealed his income for several years and owed the federal government about $2 million. He also lived mostly on cash.