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DMX Ordered to Pay $15,000 a Month in Child Support to Ex-Wife

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If you owe money for child support, you can dodge, run and hide, but not for long. And for celebrities, it’s no different. Just ask DMX, who has been ordered to pay $15,000 a month to his ex-wife Tashera Simmons for back child support.

TMZ reports that the funds will be garnished from the rapper’s wages, so there won’t be any chance of him missing any more payments.

In December 2013, the ‘Undisputed’ creator settled a $1 million child support debt with Patricia Trejo, the mother of his 11-year-old daughter. Until the settlement was reached, X couldn’t obtain a passport for overseas touring, and he couldn’t hold a valid driver’s license, which caused him many traffic-related legal issues.

As far as his case with his ex-wife, the MC will be having a big chunk of his royalty monies from Universal Music Publishing taken to keep up with the monthly payments, and it’s likely he’ll have to dip into his tour money as well.

Documents obtained by TMZ show that $10,000 will go to child support for the former couple’s four kids, and another $5,000 goes toward “other” — a term that is no specified.

DMX nor his ex-wife have yet to comment on the recent garnishments.

On June 20, the Yonkers, N.Y., native will be one of the acts on the Super Fresh Hip-Hop Fest tour, which will also feature acts like Rakim, EPMD, Mystikal and DJ Jazzy Jeff.

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