BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A well-known rap artist is set to spend the next six months in Erie County after being sentenced to serve time in the Erie County Holding Center.
Earl Simmons, a 44-year-old rap artist who is known by the moniker DMX, gained inmate status at the Erie County Holding Center on Tuesday. Erie County Sheriff’s Deputies say a court turned Simmons over to them to serve time for a family court ruling in Erie County.
Sheriff’s Deputies in New York City arrested Simmons when he traveled to New York City for a performance. According to Radio City Music Hall, they brought Simmons in to perform on June 26. Police arrested him before he could successfully perform. Eventually courts extradited Simmons to Erie County due to the family court ruling.
The ruling stemmed from Simmons’ failure to comply with a previous court order that was originally issued on Oct. 5, 2011. Family Court Judge Deanne Trippi handed down the sentence for the rapper, who is most well known for songs he rapped from 1998 through 2003.
Simmons has a history of crime in Erie County, including over child support and traffic violations.