DMX is making some positive progress. X’s lawyer stated that the rapper’s cleaned up so much in rehab, he’s “back to being human again.”
We spoke with Murray Richman who told us X has already packed on 40 lbs. Murray says he had been nothing but skin and bones before starting treatment in late August at a New England facility.
The program is almost complete, but Murray wants X to stay another 30 days since he’s been responding so well … they’re letting him take day trips with a friend to a nearby town. We broke the story … a judge signed off on rehab after the rapper said his house arrest for tax evasion wasn’t helping him improve. Murray says they’ll tackle the court case once DMX has successfully finished treatment. He’s also not ruling out a tour in the future.
This is incredible news because it’s always difficult seeing anyone struggle with an addiction and tumble downwards. So many love to speak down on a person when they are going through something but it’s good to know that he is improving for the better. It would be nice to see DMX back on track with his music and personal life.
DMX messed with the IRS and now he faces decades in jail. He’s been hit with 14 counts of tax evasion.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in NYC says DMX has concealed his income for several years and is now about $1.7 million in the red to the IRS. According to the indictment, X had cash pouring in during the early 2000s from a slew of hits. The feds even name checked “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” in the docs.
They say he was avoiding using any personal bank accounts, and using accounts of surrogates — including business managers — and lived mostly on cash.
According to the docs, when DMX appeared on “Celebrity Couples Therapy” he was supposed to be paid $125,000 — but when he got his initial check the proper taxes had been withheld … which didn’t sit well with him. The feds say he went back to producers and demanded a new check for the full amount … which he got.
In the indictment, prosecutors say he listed his income in 2011 and 2012 as “unknown” … when in reality he’d made $353k and $542k, respectively. In 2013, he finally did report income … of $10k. That number was a little off, according to feds, who say he actually hauled in $250k that year.
If DMX is convicted on all 14 counts, he’s looking at 44 years in federal lockup.
Man….we hate to hear that type of news. Gheesh DMX.