After only a few months of being locked away, DMX is looking extremely different. Prison food must be good.
DMX — who has been incarcerated since early April of this year — has put on some pounds. It seems the rapper waved goodbye to his slim figure shortly after he said farewell to his freedom.
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Late March, reports that the legal battle between DMX and the IRS had closed rang through. The case, which lasted months, ended with the New York native heading to prison for a year for one count of tax evasion. The verdict handed down was reportedly a lenient one, as prosecutors were aiming for the max sentence.
The rapper’s lawyer Murray Richman followed through on plans to play DMX’s music during the sentencing. Using the rapper’s music video for “Slippin” to help U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff “understand [DMX] genuinely in his voice” seemingly worked, as DMX was only given 12 months in prison verses the max sentence of five years.
“It was a salvation of sort to shut out the noise,” Richman said in court documents. Richman reportedly sent Rakoff the lyrics to “Slippin,'” “The Convo” and a few other tracks.