Update: On Friday, January 25th, DMX was released from prison, according to TMZ. The rapper has finished serving a year in Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution in West Virginia for tax evasion.
Even after serving the year, DMX still owes the government $2.3 million.
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The rapper served a year in prison over tax fraud.
DMX is set to be released from prison on January 25th.
According to a report in Vulture, the rapper’s lawyer Murray Richman confirmed he will be released Friday morning at 9 a.m.
The 48-year-old rapper, born Earl Simmons, was sentenced to one year behind bars in March 2018 for evading taxes from 2010 through 2016 and was jailed in January 2018.
After he’s out, he will be will be under supervised release for the next three years.
“I spoke to him; he’s very happy,” Richman told Vulture. “He’s looking forward to being home. He’s never been hotter than now — people have been seeking him out all over.”
According to t he Bureau of Prisons press office, X’s official release date is January 27, but a specific policy allows for inmates to be released early if their scheduled release falls on a weekend. The policy document‘s stipulation reads, “Whenever possible, inmates will be released on the last preceding weekday if their projected release date falls on a weekend or legal holiday.”
During DMX’s sentencing, it was reported that his lawyers played the music video for his 1998 song “Slippin’.”
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