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DMX Files For Bankruptcy, Owes $1.24 Million In Child Support

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DMX’s financial woes have taken a turn for the worse. Earl Simmons, the rapper’s legal name, filed for bankruptcy in Manhattan on Tuesday.

Simmons reportedly owes $1 to $10 million in debt, which includes $1.24 million owed in child support and $21,000 on an auto lease. The 42-year-old also owes $50,000 in assets.

In a statement released by DMX’s publicist, the rapper’s financial strains have been inhibiting his career for several years.

“Poor financial management by prior representation have caused him to be ineligible to retain a passport. The purpose of this bankruptcy filing is for reorganization so he can perform for his fans oversees. We are currently planning a tour in Europe and Africa for the fall of 2013,” the statement read.

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News of Simmons’ bankruptcy comes just days after the rapper was arrested in South Carolina and charged with DUI and driving without a license. The South Carolina Highway Patrol told HipHollywood that Simmons was driving a 1978 Plymouth Station Wagon when he was spotted driving erratically on U.S. 29, near Rushmore Drive. He was pulled over and taken into custody.

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All The Tears: Drake’s “God’s Plan” Video Is #GivingGoals

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It’s no secret that Drake’s been on a giving spree while in Miami. From college kids to hotel workers and everyone in between, the rapper has been changing lives one dollar at a time — and now we can see it all in action.

Clearly, it was “God’s Plan” for Drizzy to take his entire budget for his music video and spend it on various residents and workers in Florida’s hot spot city. That’s right almost a million bucks — $996,631.90 to be exact — was slotted for Drake to shoot the visuals for his latest hit but instead he used all the money to make a difference. And in doing so, he made us cry … multiple times. Just watch the video below.

In a statement the self-professed “6god” said this video was “the most important thing” he’s ever done. We’d agree.

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