It's been less than a week since DMX was sentenced to house arrest and the rapper's legal woes continue to pile up. The latest turn in X's troubling tax evasion case is preventing the entertainer from traveling for performances and potentially providing for his 15 children.
According to the NY Daily News, DMX's request to travel to Atlanta for a BET appearance was denied by a judge due to it not being submitted early enough. The court has mandated that the "Slippin'" rapper make travel requests at least one week in advance. X's lawyer Murray Richman, however, submitted a letter to a federal court asking to approve a series of performances in Atlanta, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Los Angeles only four days before his most recent show, TMZ reports.
Earlier this month, X was placed on house arrest after being found guilty of 14 counts of tax evasion. Shortly afterward, the Ruff Ryders frontman failed multiple drug tests. In light of this, the rapper's probation officers allegedly want the remainder of X's travel arrangements denied because they will interfere with his current drug program.
“We will see how it works out — he didn’t deny us entirely,” Richman told TMZ. “He wants Mr. Simmons to have some kind of outpatient program and he’s trying to find the proper program.”
In either case, it seems as though the rap legend needs to spare every last penny to provide for his family. If convicted, DMX could face up to 44 years in federal prison for tax evasion.
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