Star Musician Released From Prison

Rapper DMX has reportedly been released from federal prison after serving time for tax evasion.

According to Page Six:

The “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” singer, 48, was released from Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution in West Virginia on Friday morning, according to TMZ.

X, whose real name is Earl Simmons, had been in the prison serving nearly a year for tax evasion. He was sentenced by a federal judge last March, and ordered to pay $2.3 million in restitution.

TMZ reported he must now enter outpatient programs for substance abuse and mental health.

At the time of his sentencing, the rapper claimed to not realize how serious his crime was and apologized for other run-ins with the law, saying, “I was in a cloud. I was in a cloud. I wasn’t thinking straight.”

A new album is planned for release for the rapper who is now a free man.

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