The judge could easily have thrown the rapper in jail, but showed him mercy by putting him on house arrest. The 46-year-old rapper appeared in court alongside his lawyer Murray Richman Friday (Aug. 11), but was more than 30 minutes late to the hearing, according to TMZ.
As a result of these violations, DMX has been placed on house arrest. The "Party Up" rapper is now out on bail on charges of tax evasion - to the tune of $1.7 million, according to the IRS - for which he first appeared in court on July 14. Manhattan Federal Judge Jed Rakoff claimed he received a report indicating that X "may have violated the terms of his pretrial release in numerous respects" after being jailed and released following his being charged for withholding $1.7 million from the IRS.
He also violated the requirement that he refrain from leaving the state without court permission when he flew to St. Louis for a family matter.