DMX is entering an inpatient rehab program, a court filing indicates. The rapper, whose birth name is Earl Simmons, tested positive for cocaine and pot several times while out on bail for his federal tax fraud case.
Rakoff decided Friday that DMX could travel to Atlanta for a gig — as long as he was with a sober coach at all times.
DMX’s Atlanta job fell through, however, he decided to enter an inpatient substance-abuse program, according to his lawyer, Murray Richman. “This is a voluntary move on his part,” Richman told the Daily News.
Rakoff signed off on DMX entering the program in an order issued Tuesday.
The court filing indicates that pretrial services — which supervises DMX while he’s out on bail — has approved the plan, and that prosecutors haven’t opposed it.