Free again! Despite being sentenced to six months back in July, the troubled rapper was released after serving only two months of his sentence on Sept. 25. However, DMX’s freedom may be short-lived that is, if his next hearing doesn’t go his way!
Ruff riders unite! DMX, 44, is officially a free man…for now anyways. The 41-year-old rapper was sprung from New York’s Earie Country Holding Center on Sept. 25 after serving two of his six month sentence over a $400,000 outstanding child support bill. So why did he get out? According to X, he was never made aware he owed the baby mama any money!
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, is finally going home, and you better believe no one is more excited about it than him. The “X Goin’ Give It To Ya” rapper has been trying to get the charges against him reduced ever since receiving his sentence back in July, and it appears those efforts have finally resulted in him being released early. X was released from the Erie County Holding Center in Buffalo, New York on Sept. 25, at which point he was greeted by his attorney Dominic Candino, TMZ reports.
Of course, DMX isn’t totally in the clear just yet. These latest legal troubles stared when the rapper allegedly failed to comply with a family court order. The charges against him included $400,000 in unpaid child support. X however, stands by his claim that he was never made aware that he owned the mother in question any money, and therefore, should not have been convicted in the first place. The father-of-twelve is reportedly expected to return to court at a later date to review the case and could still end up behind bars should the court find that he knew about the money problems all along.
As for his plans now that he’s free — the rapper told TMZ that he was headed to a local Spanish food joint and would hit up the same studio where he recorded the song, “I Miss You,” later that night. Hmmm…could that mean new music from the former Ruff Ryder? We’ll keep you posted.
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— Alyssa Montemurro