Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

DMX placed under house arrest after multiple bail violations

DMX placed under house arrest after multiple bail violations

DMX could be headed back to jail soon, but whatever time he faces would pale in comparison to the 44-year stint he'd deal with if convicted on all 14 counts of tax evasion. According to TMZ, the "X Gon' Give It To Ya" rapper reportedly showed up 30 minutes late to his bail bond hearing, and failed four drug tests, but the judge chose to show some mercy.

According to TMZ, the rapper (born Earl Simmons) appeared in a NY courtroom on Friday (Aug. 11) and was handed house arrest, instead of jail time. In subsequent tests, the rapper also tested positive for marijuana and opiates.

"He does have a rap sheet that does suggest more than a passing acquaintance with illegal drugs and more than a passing acquaintance with hand guns", Rakoff said.

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DMX is on house arrest after violating the terms of his bail release in an ongoing tax fraud case. But he also gave DMX a stern warning that if he jumps bail "it will be the end of his career and the end of living a decent life".

TMZ reveals that DMX's attorney, Murray Richman, seems like X just forgot, because he was preoccupied with the trip. He was sporting a Def Leppard t-shirt.

"It's a blessing", he added.

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