DMX pleads not guilty to tax evasion; claims charges bring him closer to God [VIDEO]



Though he’s no role model, DMX claims his most recent run-in with the law is bringing him closer to the big guy upstairs.

On the heels of spending the night in jail, subsequently posting a $500,000 bail just 24 hours after being legally smacked with 14 counts of tax evasion on Thursday, and pleading not guilty to the charges, the 46-year-old “How’s It Going Down” rhymer passionately professed his commitment to the “truth” and his spiritual maturity.

“One thing you can count on me for is the truth,” X barked during his on-stage address to the attendees of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, on Saturday.

“If there’s one thing true, I’m not who you wanna be, but who you should listen to,” he added. “I ain’t not mother f****ing role model. I’m not a role model, but you can count on me for the truth. I put my life on that.”


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 DMX tax evasion


As previously reported on Cheekywiki, prosecutors charge that the “Party Up (Lose My Mind),” spitter purposely faded paying out approximately $1.7 million in taxes during the peak of his career from 2002 to 2005.

In addition to swerving Uncle Sam, DMX was also charged with failing to file tax returns from 2010 through 2015…and with filing a false affidavit in United States Bankruptcy Court.

Per his bail agreement, the father of 15 has been slapped with serious travel restrictions, limiting him to only work and roam around the NYC area.

X will also be subjected to drug tests and unable to carry any firearms.
Romeo Must Die’s leading man is expected to return to court on Monday. If convicted, he faces up to 45 years in federal prison.


By : Asia Grace

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