X gon’ give it to ya? Not if “it” is tax money, say the feds

by cheblogudo

Rapper DMX was arrested for tax evasion, reports CNBC:

The 46-year-old performer, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was due to be arraigned in federal court in Manhattan on Friday, federal prosecutors said.

“While earning millions from hits like ‘X Gon’ Give it to Ya,’ DMX didn’t give any of it to the IRS,” Joon Kim, the acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a Twitter post.

According to an indictment unsealed on Thursday in federal court in Manhattan, Simmons was charged with tax evasion, evasion of assessment of income tax liability, corruptly endeavoring to obstruct administration of IRS laws and the failure to file a U.S. individual income tax return.

That’s quite a rap sheet.