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Rapper receives jail time for not paying child support

On Behalf of | Jul 22, 2015 | Child Support |

Most Minnesota residents know that continuing to pay for child support is important, both for the child and the custodial parent. Failing to pay can really hurt those who depend on it and it can land the delinquent non custodial parent in legal trouble. In a recent high profile case, a famous rap artist has now received a significant jail sentence for nonpayment of child support.

DMX, the well-known rapper and actor has been sentenced to six months in jail for violating court orders, including not paying his required child support. According to court records, he is currently more than $400,000 in arrears in this area. DMX, is currently being held in the Erie County holding center in Buffalo, New York.

The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons was arrested back in June in New York City. He was scheduled to perform at the famed Radio City Music Hall and was taken into custody at the venue before he began his concert. Fans were notified that the concert was cancelled after they had arrived to see the show. His warrant was issued from the City of White Plains, New York by a local judge. Besides the delinquent payments for child support, the arrest warrant also listed complaints for robbery and bail jumping.

Trouble is not new to DMX who has been arrested many times in his life. Over the years he has been arrested for different violations including theft and robbery.

While this celebrity child support case has garnered headlines throughout the country, there are many more examples of nonpayment of child support that are not reported. Any Minnesota resident who is having difficulty meeting their child support payments may want to seek the assistance of an experienced child support attorney in order to discuss the possibility of filing a child support modification request.

Source:, “DMX sentenced to six months in jail for unpaid child support“, July 15, 2015