DMX To Be Released From Prison Today
By Peyton Blakemore
January 25, 2019
The legendary rapper was released Friday (January 25) morning from Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution in West Virginia after serving a one-year sentence for tax evasion, TMZ reports. X was picked up by his son and fiance, who reportedly took him to a local spot for breakfast as soon as he was released. The family of three even took a photo together, which you can see HERE.
DMX is coming home.
According to Variety, the 48-year-old rapper is scheduled to be released from Gilmer Federal Correctional Facility on Friday (January 25) — two days sooner than expected. DMX's lawyer, Murray Richman, told the entertainment news site on Thursday that "He’s coming home tomorrow," and is set to leave at 9 a.m. "I spoke to him; he’s very happy," he added. "He’s looking forward to being home. He’s never been hotter than now — people have been seeking him out all over."
As fans know, the "X Gon Give It To Ya" rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was sentenced to one year in prison in March 2018 after pleading guilty to tax fraud in November 2017. However, he was jailed in late January 2018, after using Oxycodone and cocaine — and skipping out on court-ordered drug treatment — while awaiting sentencing, per reports, noted by Vulture.
While he was supposed to be released on Sunday (January 27), the facility usually allows prisoners to get out earlier if their official release date falls on a weekend.
X is ready to hit the ground running after his release. He's reportedly been writing lots of songs in prison and is planning to drop a new album, TMZ reports.
He will reportedly be under supervised release for the next three years.
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