DMX sentenced to home confinement after violating bail conditions

A federal judge in New York has ordered rapper DMX be outfitted with an electronic monitoring bracelet and confined to his suburban New York City home after violating bail conditions.

The 46-year-old rapper, who was arrested in mid-July for tax fraud, was reportedly 30 minutes late to a Friday hearing to ensure he is complying with bail requirements.

Judge Jed Rakoff noted he violated two conditions: He has tested positive for drugs since his arrest, in addition to traveling twice without obtaining permission from authorities. DMX explained he'd flown to St. Louis to deal with family matters.

Prosecutors say he owes $1.7 million in back taxes dating back to the 2000s, to which he pled not guilty last month.

He previously served two months in jail in 2015 for failing to pay child support.

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