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DMX Puts Legal Problems Behind Him, Barks Up A Storm On TV [Video]

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Ruff Ryders leader DMX is going to show off his Hollywood smile in an upcoming episode of television network ABC’s “Fresh Off The Boat” show.

According to reports, Dark Man X will appear on the series’ December 1 episode.

DMX the sticom star? In 2015, anything is possible. A trailer for ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat dropped this week and features the hardcore MC dishing out love advice to a young Eddie Huang. In the short promo, X shows natural comedic timing and looks comfortable back in front of the camera in an acting role. The show airs Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8:30 on ABC. (XXL Mag)

Last month, cops arrested X for a child support-related matter.

A warrant was issued for Simmons’ arrest on a contempt of court charge in July, according to the Westchester County Clerk’s office. County police confirmed they and Yonkers police arrested him at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning at a Yonkers residence. (USA Today)

During his court appearance after the arrest, X’s attorney convinced Judge Paul Marx to grant him a release so he could generate funds toward the child support.

Marx was clearly torn, pausing for several moments before saying that he would “take a chance” and release the rapper without bail. DMX’s next scheduled court appearance was set for Nov. 18. “I expect to see you back here on Nov. 18 to resolve this case in its totality,” Marx said. If not, he warned, “things will not go well for you.” (USA Today)

With plans to release new music in the near future, X recently acknowledged how much of a presence he still has in the public eye.

“Is there a difference between being misunderstood and people not knowing,” X asked in an interview. “They won’t know unless they see me. … I’ma make it, even though it looks rough. I get a little scared and sometimes a little shook up, when it gets like that, I get on my knees and look up. I jay walk and it’s in the news, you’re talking international news. That’s a good thing, it means people still care. There’s always going to be problems, you’re always going to have problems. That’s the only thing I hate about being famous, you never know who really loves you because everybody’s there – if there love never gets tested, who knows?” (ABC 7)

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Written by Biz Jones

SOHH.com Writer. You're likely to find me covering hip-hop news and music releases. Netflix is still my go-to before Disney Plus.

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