DMX Owes Hundreds Of Thousands In Taxes


DMX Owes Hundreds Of Thousands In Taxes After He Spent A Year In Prison For Tax Evasion

DMX (born Earl Simmons) appears to be facing some financial challenges.

The 49-year-old rapper allegedly owes $224,845 and the state of New York’s Division of Taxation has filed a tax warrant against the rapper, according to Bossip.

DMX, arguably one of hip hop’s top rappers, has seen is share of legal issues; tax evasion being one of many.  In 2017, he was charged with 14 counts of tax fraud and evading $1.7 million in taxes, in which he pleaded guilty to a single count in November 2017.  Subsequently, DMX was sentenced to one year in prison for the crime.


After being officially released from prison in 2019, the ‘Get At Me Dawg‘ rapper has been working on more music and even expected to release a biopic.

In 2019, DMX set social media ablaze after joining Kanye West and West’s Sunday Service for a special sermon.  He also made recent news when he claimed he wants to battle rap hip hop giant, Jay Z, during a Verzuz hit for hit and fans might be down for it.

A fan on social media says:

“I would love to see this actually happen…I’ll possibly go with @dmx his music helped me on some street shit.  As for #jayzhits helps me dream big. #dmxvsjayz #hiphop”

DMX is a fan favorite with long-lasting career, and while many people are rooting for him, others have expressed their concern for him to get help.  He has been in and out of rehabilitation programs for substance abuse and mental health as well.

Hopefully, he can conquer his financial instabilities and get back on track.  Wish him well, below.

Authored by: Robin Ayers