DMX to Be Released From Prison on Friday

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DMX performs during the Ruff Ryders and Friends Reunion Tour Past, Present and Future at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on April 21, 2017 in New York City. 

DMX has been behind bars since January 2018 and was hit with a one-year sentence in March for federal tax evasion. The rapper (born Earl Simmons) will be released from prison on Friday, according to Vulture, which obtained a statement from DMX's lawyer regarding his imminent freedom.

The Yonkers native's release date from Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution was slated for Sunday but has been pushed up to 9 a.m. Friday by the Federal Bureau of Prisons since the original date fell on the weekend. "He’s coming home tomorrow," said lawyer Murray Richman. "I spoke to him; he’s very happy. He’s looking forward to being home. He’s never been hotter than now -- people have been seeking him out all over. He’s terrific; he’s been terrific."

The 48-year-old will be under supervised release for three years once he's officially processed. DMX has 15 kids in total, with the youngest being just 2 years old. TMZ reported last month (Dec. 27) that X had received numerous offers for a biopic and is planning to release a new album once he's released.

A judge ordered DMX to repay a sizeable restitution bill of $2.3 million last April, which he will have the opportunity to fork over to the government through planned installments based on his gross monthly income.