US rapper DMX files for bankruptcy at New York court

31/07/13

DMX

US rapper DMX has filed for bankruptcy protection in Manhattan, New York, under his real name Earl Simmons.

Court papers show the 42-year-old has less than $50,000 (£32,500) in assets and is between $1 million (£656,000) and $10 million (£6.5m) in debt.

The rapper said in the documents that he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to allow him "to reorganize my financial affairs".

DMX was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving last weekend.

He was also charged with not having a driving licence but was released from jail after posting $1,235 (£810) in bail.

The New Yorker, who now lives in South Carolina, owes $1.24 million (£814,000) in child support and more than $21,000 (£13,700) on a car lease.

His main asset is a 50% stake in property in Mount Kisco, New York, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

DMX released his seventh studio album, Undisputed, in 2012 after a gap of six years.

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