DMX (real name Earl Simmons) has been slapped with 14 counts of tax evasion (which could add up to decades in prison), according to the U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York. A court document says DMX concealed his income between 2002 and 2005, and owes $1.7 million to the IRS. According to the indictment, the veteran rapper earned bundles of money in the early 2000s stemming from multiple hits like “X Gon’ Give It To Ya.”
Prosecutors allege he listed his income in 2011 and 2012 as “unknown,” when he actually made $353,000 and $542,000, respectively. In 2013, he reported an income of $10,000, but according to the feds, he actually earned $250,000 that year.