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Looks like things are getting worse before they (hopefully) get better for DMX. Allegedly, the rapper only has $50 dollars to his name. Now, I saw this story yesterday and ignored it as someone attempting to further drag DMX’ name through the mud. I didn’t even read the story. But today, I clicked on the story and found that the outlet making the claim was the one and only Wall Street Journal.
The Wall Street Journal claimed they’ve seen court filings in the bankruptcy case of Earl Simmons aka DMX. Though DMX was one of the top-selling Hip Hop artists of all time, he now says, under the penalty of perjury that he has $50 and zero dollars in the bank. He also has no personal property of value: no electronic equipment, no jewelry, clothes or cars.
DMX claims the $1.4 million he has in assets are tied to other claims and pending litigation. His debts include $1 million in unpaid domestic support and more than $400,00 owed on a mortgage.
In addition to his debt, DMX is spending more than he’s earning. DMX’s monthly income is $5,000 but he’s spending $5,221 a month, including $1,000 on clothing and $500 on laundry and clothing.
DMX’ case is scheduled to go to court on Oct 8.
- “You already have a love story inside you.”
- “You have a kind of confidence that comes with experience. You are freer to define the kind of life you want to lead.”
- “You put a premium not on scoring with someone, but on connecting with someone and being who you really are.”
- No longer having the pressure of racing against a biological clock.
- Many (not all) people are financially secure at this stage in life.
- Many experts suggest that being in a loving and committed relationship is not only beneficial to ones mental and emotional health, but can even extend a person’s life.
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50. En Vogue’s appearance on ‘A Different World’
For all the individualistic Internet we use these days, most of us grew up sharing communal moments with our families and friends in front of the television screen. And, when our hotties come over to spend some time, we’re more likely to cuddle in front of the T.V. set with them than in front of the computer (unless of course we’re cruising this site, then it’s totally OK!!!). For these reasons, we’ve decided to dedicate this week to the warm days of T.V. watching, when illegal cable wasn’t so illegal, and everybody wasn’t so anxious to punch silly things into the Blackberry every five seconds! From ‘Good Times’ to programs shown just yesterday, we present to you: our 50 best moments in black television!
(special thanks to Mike, Tee, Jeana, Reggie, Grace, Seun & Ejay)
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