DMX could be made an example of by prosecutors in his tax evasion case. The “Ruff Ryders Anthem” rapper was hit with tax evasion charges last year after the IRS accused him of owing $1.7 million. Allegedly, X held his income from tracks he recorded back in the 2000s such as “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” as well as hid some money in surrogate bank accounts.
He did plead guilty to the evasion charges last November, avoiding a maximum sentence of 40 years behind bars. Per TMZ, prosecutors want to ensure that X gets five years, which is the max by his new plea deal. They want to send a clear message to him and others saying, “Star power doesn’t entitle someone to a free pass.”