DMX to Be Released From Prison on Friday
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.