Rapper DMX sentenced to prison for unpaid child support

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Rapper DMX Receives Prison Sentence For Failing To Pay Child Support

By Variety

Rapper DMX has been sentenced to six months in prison for not paying $400,000 worth of child support.

According to a report by the Guardian, the "X Gon' Give It To Ya" rapper was arrested on June 26 before a scheduled performance in New York for "issues outstanding," including the child support payments, a robbery complaint in New Jersey and a warrant for bail jumping.

DMX, born Earl Simmons, was moved to the Erie County holding center in Buffalo on Tuesday, according to the Erie County sheriff's office. This will not be the rapper's first prison stint; he's been arrested before for counts of drug possession, animal cruelty, parole violation and driving under the influence.

Known for his distinctly gravelly voice, DMX recently made a cameo in Chris Rock's film "Top Five."

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Rapper DMX sentenced to prison for unpaid child support
Rap star DMX, right, poses for a photograph with DJ Clue holding an article about him, Tuesday, Jan. 26, in New York after DMX announced he'll join other multi-platinum recording artists Methodman, Redman, and Jay-Z in a 40-city arena tour hosted by DJ Clue. The "Hard Knock Life" tour, starting February 27 in Charlotte, N.C. brings together some of hip hop's premier recording artists who specialize in hard-core hip hop. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Rap artist DMX appears at a news conference in New York to announce a 40 city, hard core, hip hop tour, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
**FILE**Rapper DMX, whose name is Earl Simmons, performs at The Source Hip Hop Awards at the Pantages Theater in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles in this Aug. 18, 1999 file photo. Two dogs found buried at a home belonging to rapper DMX had serious wounds, authorities investigating animal neglect allegations said Saturday Sept. 22, 2007. One of the dogs had serious bite wounds and another had trauma to its abdomen, but exact causes of death were not determined, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. A third dog carcass had been burned so badly an exam was inconclusive. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian,File)
DMX, left, and Steven Segal, right, the stars of "Exit Wounds," join Andrzej Bartkowiak, the movie's director, as they arrive at New York City's Ziegfeld Theatre for the New York premiere of "Exit Wounds," Friday, March 9, 2001. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)
Photo by: Peter Kramer STAR MAX, Inc. - copyright 2002 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196 6/1/02 DMX at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards. (CA) (Star Max via AP Images)
Rap artist DMX flashes a sign at his arrival at the "Never Die Alone" premiere Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The tale focuses on a drug dealer (DMX) whose return to his home turf sparks an explosive cycle of long-simmering vengeance and struggle for supremacy. Black filmmakers are gaining influence in big-money Hollywood. It only follows that they would make inroads in low-budget independent cinema, too.(AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
Rapper DMX leaves the Queens County Courthouse in New York following his arraignment on drug and weapons charges in addition to charges of criminal mischief, impersonation, menacing, driving under the influence and other offenses Friday, June 25, 2004. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, and another man were arrested Thursday night for allegedly impersonating a federal agent and harassing another man in an airport parking lot. (AP Photo/Scout Tufankjian)
Rapper DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, poses as he leaves Queens criminal court Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, in New York. He attended a hearing in state Supreme Court on charges of reckless endangerment. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
Rapper DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, kisses his wife Tashera Simmons after his appearance at Criminal Court in the Queens Borough of New York, Friday, July 23, 2004. He had been facing drug and weapons charges for a June incident at New York's Kennedy Airport.Another hearing date was set for Sept.(AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)
Hip Hop singer DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, performs following the annnouncement of his record label change to Sony Music, Friday, Jan.13, 2006, in New York. ( AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
Rapper DMX appears in Maricopa County Superior Court with his attorney Cameron Morgan for a hearing, Thursday, May 15, 2008, in Phoenix. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, pleaded not guilty plea to felony drug possession and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. The 37-year-old was indicted last week on 11 counts, including felony marijuana and paraphernalia possession and seven counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. (AP Photo/Tom Tingle, pool)
DMX arrives at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in New York, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
DMX performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
This is a booking photograph of rapper DMX, provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, in Phoenix, after the latest arrest of the rapper. Maricopa County authorities say rapper DMX has been arrested in Phoenix for allegedly violating his probation by using drugs. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, has been arrested twice for violating probation for 2009 felony convictions for cruelty to animals, theft and two drug counts. The 39-year-old was arrested by Maricopa County probation officers Thursday evening and is being held without bond in the county jail. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 17: DMX performs onstage with DJ Snake during day 1 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 2) at The Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Coachella)
GREER, SC - AUGUST 21: In this handout photo provided by the Greer Police Department, Rapper DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, is seen in a police booking photo after his arrest for an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana when the vehicle he was a passenger in was pulled over for a traffic violation August 20, 2013 in Greer, South Carolina. (Photo by Greer Police Department via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 6: Rapper DMX makes an appearance on MTV 2 Presents Sucker Free Week on April 6, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 17: DMX performs onstage with DJ Snake during day 1 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 2) at The Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Coachella)
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