Unfortunately for the rapper, DMX, he will have to serve a one-year prison sentence for refusing to pay his taxes. The Ruff Ryders’ member is going to the big house for tax fraud.
In a report from The Associated Press, the attorney-at-law representing DMX requested the judge, Jed Rakoff, to play his song from 1998, “Slippin,” so that Jed could understand him better. Check out the video of the song below.
The lawyer wanted the judge to hear the rapper’s song, perhaps, to instill a sense of empathy for him. However, it evidently didn’t work, as the judge gave him 12 months behind bars.
Murray Richman told the story of DMX’s horrific childhood while the rapper cried and bobbed his head to his own song. Celebrity Insider reported yesterday that his lawyer asked the judge to listen to the track so he could “understand him genuinely” and hear who he really is.
In a report from The Blast, DMX has to pay back $2,292,200 and will be under supervision by authorities for three years following his release.
Back in July of 2017, DMX was in court for fourteen counts of fraud because he allegedly hid around $1.7 million in funds from the government.
DMX, the father of fifteen children, could’ve served up to forty-four years in prison, so it’s possible the rapper did get a soft sentence after all. The lawyers attempting to prosecute the rapper said he is guilty of trying to conceal millions of dollars from the IRS.
The rapper supposedly set up accounts in other peoples’ names, made expensive payments in cash, and refused to use bank accounts monitored by the banks and the government. Unfortunately for the rapper, it didn’t work, and Uncle Sam came for his piece of the pie.