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DMX avoided a maximum jail term for tax fraud when his lawyer played his song “Slippin'” for the judge in order to show X’s struggles and how bad his upbringing was.

DMX avoids maximum jail term for tax fraud after playing judge ‘Slippin’’

DMX has been sentenced for committing tax evasion to the tune of $1.7 million.

Prosecutors had been pushing for the 47-year-old rapper, real name Earl Simmons, to be handed the maximum jail term of five years, but before sentencing, DMX convinced the judge to listen to his 1998 single ‘Slippin’’ to illustrate the struggles he has faced in life.

DMX and his entourage reportedly nodded to the beat of the track in the courtoom, which opens with the lyrics: “This life shit, this life shit is like / Is like bugged the fuck out, son, for real / See, to live is to suffer / But to survive… Well, that’s to find meaning in the suffering”, and also talks about his experiences with “group homes and institutions”.

Playing the track, as well … Continue Reading (2 minute read)

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