Def Jam alumnus DMX has come forward to speak out on being released early from jail last week and address all of the media attention he receives.

With plans to release new music in the near future, X 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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Reports of X receiving an early exit from jail surfaced online last week.

X was sentenced to serve 6 months in July for child support issues with a baby mama who lives in Buffalo. However, the rapper tells TMZ there was an issue with his original conviction … he was never made aware he owed the baby mama any money. DMX was released Friday and greeted by his attorney Dominic Candino, but he can still find himself behind bars if the court finds X knew about the money problems all along and chose not to pay up. (TMZ)

Child support-related issues landed X behind bars this past summer.

The rapper was jailed in Buffalo, NY on Tuesday for failing to comply with a family court ruling. DMX has a history of issues with child support with one of his baby mamas who lives in the area, and it finally caught up with him. He was slapped with a 6 month sentence, and immediately locked up in Erie County Holding Center. (TMZ)

The rap veteran and his attorney appeared in court in June to address a child support matter.

As the 44-year-old rapper and actor was brought before Judge Eileen Rackower in Manhattan Criminal Court he turned and said “Sup,” to a star-struck fellow suspect who recognized and called out to him. A lawyer for the financially strapped rapper argued that he couldn’t pay the “extreme” $25,000 bail set by Rackower. While DMX has some assets, he couldn’t turn them around fast enough, the attorney said. (NY Daily News)