DMX will spend the next six months of his life behind bars. The troubled Yonkers native was sentenced to serve the time in the Erie County Holding Center in Buffalo, New York this week for failure to pay as much as $400,000 in child support.
Earl “Dark Man X” Simmons was arrested in New York City last month just before he was set to take the stage at Radio City Music Hall. At the time, police stated his arrest stemmed from a “violation of certain court orders or conditions of bond in a family violence case.”
X was scheduled to perform at Shaggfest 2015 in Virginia Beach on July 25. After the news broke, Shaggy hopped on social media to let folks know the bad news:
It comes with sadness and regret. But Dmx will not be attending this year #shaggfest. — he got locked up today for 6 months
— Shaggy (@shaggy757) July 15, 2015