Exclusive: DMX Back To His Grizzly After $1 Mil Payoff: "Thanks Everyone For Their Support" [Video]
Monday, Dec 30, 2013 3:45PM
With former Ruff Ryders leader DMX making headlines over the weekend for paying off his $1 million child support debt, SOHH reached out to his representative for an update on the rap star.
With his child support woe behind him and passport back in his possession, rep Domenick Nati said X is currently building up his career with overseas touring.
"DMX's child support issues have been settled. A mutual agreement has been reached that has finally released his passport," Nati told SOHH. "DMX is currently in overseas and in the middle of his international tour. We are excited that DMX can now perform for his fans across the world and the team thanks everyone for their support." (SOHH)
According to weekend reports, Dark Man X recently paid off the child support debt and, as a result, received his passport.
DMX just settled a HUGE $1 million child support case ... and TMZ has learned he's now in Europe trying to recoup some of that cash. TMZ broke the story ... DMX was accused of owing more than 10 years of back child support to Patricia Trejo. Because he owed so much ... X wasn't allowed to have a passport ... which meant he was prohibited from traveling to any overseas gigs. DMX's rep tells TMZ the child support case has now been settled -- he wouldn't say for how much but we're told X paid off a huge chunk. Nati, DMX's rep, says X got his passport back ... and now he's on tour in Europe ... where he's trying to score some quick coin. (TMZ)
Last month, producer Swizz Beatz spoke on X making new music and going through legal drama.
"Everything is DMX for me right now," Swizz said on Wednesday (November 13) when he appeared on "RapFix Live." "It's my main focus because it's what started everything. So, if I don't focus on that, then it's just not right." Simply put, the veteran producer is responsible for the lion's share of DMX's biggest hits, including the Grammy-nominated "Party Up (Up in Here)" and "Get It on the Floor." And while Swizz is well aware of his longtime rap brother's mounting legal troubles, the focus is always on the music. "He's been going through a lot of different things but ... he's DMX! He's good; he's in good vibes," Swizz argued. "But wait until y'all hear this music though -- y'all gon' really know how he is. We working hard on that and I can't wait. I can't wait." (MTV)
Although not a Ruff Ryders reunion, hype about the music duo coming back together and working on X's next solo release surfaced in October.
Swizz Beatz and DMX had a rapper-producer chemistry that was off the chain in the late '90s and early '00s with a run of hits like, "Ruff Ryders' Anthem," "Money, Cash, Hoes," "Party Up (Up In Here)" and others. The two have continued to work together, with Swizz producing at least one track on each of X's seven solo LPs, but they have yet to regain their chart-topping prowess. The duo is back at it, according to those close to situation. Swizz and X are now back in the studio coming up with new music in hopes of snapping their Billboard topping drought. According to X's camp, Swizz and X are always working on a new song and Swizzy has produced several tracks on DMX's forthcoming album. X is currently working on his eighth studio LP, the follow up to last year's Undisputed. (XXL Mag)
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