Rapper DMX is currently waiting for a sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to tax fraud. The rapper owed $1.7 million in taxes over a 5 year period. The “Slippin” MC told the U.S District Judge “I failed to file taxes, I’m responsible, even placing other people in charge of it.”
Prosecutors are seeking a 5 year sentence to send a message that “star power does not entitle someone to a free pass.” But there’s a plan in place from the defence.
According to Pigeons and Planes:
Attorney Murray Richman said that he plans to play a few of DMX’s songs at Thursday’s sentencing so that the judge will “understand him genuinely in his voice.” Richman explains that DMX may be too emotional to speak. “It is raw Earl,” he says. “We are not here or desirous of molding him into what some may want to see; Earl is uniquely him and that is both his beauty of mind and his genius.”
Richman has reportedly already sent the judge some lyrics from DMX, including “Slippin” and “The Convo.”