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DMX Suspected of Violating Bail Conditions, May Face Prison Time

DMX, 2017
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DMX is arraigned in court after tax evasion charges on July 14, 2017 in New York City.  

DMX's future appears murky after a Manhattan judge said on Wednesday (Aug. 9) that the "Party Up" star may have violated conditions of his bail. 

According to Page Six, Manhattan judge Jed Rakoff received an order indicating that the embattled star “may have violated the terms of his pretrial release in numerous respects.” Radoff has ordered DMX to appear in court on Friday (Aug. 11) at 11 a.m. for a bail hearing. 

The rapper's lawyer, defense attorney Murray Richman, revealed that the issue at hand stems from the rapper's recent trip to St. Louis. According to Richman, X's trip was for family reasons. "He went to St. Louis without getting permission from the pretrial services officer," he said. "It was for a personal situation with regard to the lady he's living with."

In regards to the other violated claims suggested in the order, Richman replied by saying: "There are other reasons. We don't know what they are."

Last month, DMX pleaded not guilty to evading $1.7 million in income taxes. He was released on a $500,000 bond.