DMX Says His Life Is In God’s Hands

DMX looked somber when he appeared in Manhattan Federal Court on Friday and pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of tax evasion.

The Hip Hop star is accused of concealing his income to avoide paying $1.7 million in taxes.

Via Page Six:

The gravel-throated artist, wearing T-shirt emblazoned with the word “RAW,” had to rely on a red inhaler at one point during the hearing, where he pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of tax evasion, failure to file and other charges.

After posting $500,000 bond, the Yonkers-born rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was asked what he’d like to say to his fans.

“Thanks for the support,” DMX said outside the courthouse. “My life is in God’s hands.”

Acting US Attorney Joon Kim said in a statement that DMX “went out of his way to evade taxes,” avoiding personal bank accounts and paying expenses largely in cash.

Read more of this story at Page Six.

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