After walking out of a Manhattan courthouse on Monday (July 17), DMX (real name Earl Simmons) dropped a random freestyle about his trouble with the IRS when approached by reporters. During his verse, Simmons names his lawyer Murray Richman and seems confident he’ll beat the 14 counts of tax evasion he’s facing.
“We don’t worry with Murray, he get you outta jail in a hurry/When the government trying to bury you, you good—early,” he spits.
According to Page Six, he added, “With Murray on the case, we’re optimistic, that’s all I’m saying.” He also described Richman as a father figure, prompting the attorney to joke that being Simmons’ dad was “a bitch.”
Although Richman reportedly declined to discuss the case after the hearing, he did say Simmons plans to hire a larger legal team, including tax accountants and lawyers who specialize in tax law.