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Rapper DMX sentenced to serve next 6 months in New York jail for failing to pay child support

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BUFFALO, New York — Rapper DMX has been sentenced to serve six months in an upstate New York jail for failing to pay child support.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office says the 44-year-old rapper whose real name is Earl Simmons was placed in the Erie County Holding Center in Buffalo on Tuesday.

A spokesman for the New York City Sheriff's Office tells WPIX-TV that DMX was arrested right before his scheduled performance at Radio City Music Hall on June 26 in New York City for several "issues outstanding."

Those issues included $400,000 worth of unpaid child support, a warrant issued by the city of White Plains for bail jumping and a robbery complaint out of Newark, New Jersey. No charges have been filed in the Newark case.

PHOTO: FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2009, file photo, DMX arrives at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in New York.  DMX was sentenced Tuesday, July 14, 2015, to serve six months in an upstate New York jail for failing to pay child support. The Erie County Sheriff's Office says the 44-year-old rapper whose real name is Earl Simmons was placed in the Erie County Holding Center in Buffalo on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2009, file photo, DMX arrives at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in New York. DMX was sentenced Tuesday, July 14, 2015, to serve six months in an upstate New York jail for failing to pay child support. The Erie County Sheriff's Office says the 44-year-old rapper whose real name is Earl Simmons was placed in the Erie County Holding Center in Buffalo on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)
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