DMX Is Fined $2.3 Million and 1 Year in Jail for Tax Evasion

DMX, the controversy-riddled rapper, is in trouble yet again! The “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” rapper, wasn’t “giving it” to the IRS apparently! Recently, a judge sentenced DMX to 365 days in prison for tax evasion.  The judge also ordered DMX to pay $2.3 million in restitution to the IRS.

The Sentence: Jail Time and Restitution

As reported by TMZ, the judge is allowing X — real name Earl Simmons — to pay the exorbitant amount in monthly installments. Two months after his release from prison, he will have to pay 10 percent of his gross monthly income every month until he pays off the entire debt.  In addition, X must participate in an outpatient substance abuse program and outpatient mental health program once he’s out.

DMX Will Be Wearing Orange!

Now, the 47-year-old New York native will reportedly serve out his time at Danbury Federal Correctional Facility. It’s a famous prison for a famous person. The Danbury, Connecticut prison where DMX will serve his sentence is the same one that inspired the hit HBO show Orange Is The New Black.  According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, X is currently being held at Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City.

What Can We Learn from DMX’s Situation?

So, what can we learn from DMX’s predicament? What must a believer do in regards to paying tax? In this episode, Troy will look at Matthew 22 where the Pharisees and the Herodians confronted the Lord to ask Him about His view on paying taxes.  Troy will look at the Pharisee’s motive and their malice, as well as the Lord’s mandate.


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