Rapper DMX was slapped with 14 counts related to Tax Evasion and was charged accordingly. On Thursday, he was arrested for fabricating a multi-year scheme to hide his multi-million income from the IRS and avoiding his tax liabilities amounting to $1.7 million.

Rapper DMX pays $500,000 bail bond for his liberty

DMX whose real name is Earl Simmons appeared before a judge and made a not guilty plea to the charges. He posted bail bond amounting to $500,000 for his temporary liberty. Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said that Simmons earned millions from his songs including his hit song “X Gon' Give it to Ya.” However, he failed to remit his tax payments to the IRS.

The taxation bureau revealed that DMX earned $2.3 million from 2010 to 2015 but did not pay his tax obligation out of his earnings. He also failed to pay his taxes from his 2002 to 2005 income of $1.7 million. The next hearing will be on August 1 as reported by CNN. The singer has been earning millions but failed to pay his obligation to the government.

Simmons avoided paying taxes by renouncing his bank accounts and creating bank accounts in another person’s name and paying his expenses with cash. It seems that rapper DMX was not satisfied with his crimes, demanded a tax-free check to continue taping the VH1 television show “Celebrity Couples Therapy.” He earned $125,000 from the show.

DMX hopeful that he will win his cases

Just this week, the rapper who just came out of the Manhattan court rapped when approached by reporters as reported by HipHopDX. The rap was about his predicament and his troubles with the IRS. DMX is positive that he will beat the 14 counts of tax evasion with the help of his lawyer, Murray Richman.

He also referred to him as his “father.”

Richman revealed nothing about the cases but said that his client is planning on hiring a big team of professionals to help him. He will take in tax accountants and lawyers who will help him with his cases. If Simmons is convicted, he will be serving 40 years in prison.

The singer behind the album “...And Then There Was X” professed that he is a Christian and a regular reader of the Holy Bible.

Rapper DMX said that his incarceration is something positive for him. He said that there is a purpose why he will be in prison, and that is to meet someone who needs to know about the love of Jesus Christ. He wants to become a pastor and currently holds the position of a transitional deacon.