DMX Charged With Tax Evasion Up in Here, Up in Here

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His Cash-Only Lifestyle Caught Up With Him

Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, has been arrested in New York and charged with 14 counts of tax evasion. During the rapper’s heyday in the early 2000s, DMX was one of the highest-paid acts in the world with albums like …And Then There Was X and Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood, both selling millions of copies. Despite not having released a new album since 2012, X has continued to perform and make appearances around the world. His revenue stream has been heavily padded by music licensing deals (you may remember hearing “Up in Here” in movies like Deadpool) and reality TV.

In total, it looks like the IRS is after DMX for $1.7 million in unpaid taxes, and court docs are going all the way back to his “X Gon Give It To Ya” days…

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