Rapper DMX sentenced to prison for unpaid child support

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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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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