DMX Will Spend Next Six Months In Jail for Unpaid Child Support

DMX Will Spend Next Six Months In Jail for Unpaid Child Support

Rapper taken into custody in Buffalo, New York.

Published July 14, 2015

DMX is going back inside. The rapper was taken into custody on Tuesday after a court hearing over his failure to pay child support. He was arrested last month in New York City just as he was set to hit the stage at Radio City Music Hall.

A spokesman for the New York City Sheriff's Department told WPIX-TV at the time of his arrest that DMX had $400,000 worth of unpaid child support, a warrant issued by the city of White Plains for bail jumping and a robbery complaint out of Newark, New Jersey, though no charges were filed in the Newark case.

DMX was handed over to authorities near Buffalo, New York today to begin a six-month stint behind bars. Of all people, Shaggy broke the news to X fans on Twitter today, announcing that he will have to bail on his upcoming scheduled performance at Shaggfest. "It comes with sadness and regret. But Dmx will not be attending this year #shaggfest. He got locked up today for 6 months," he wrote.

We'll probably hear from X sometime after the New Year.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

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