DMX Sues for Royalties from Jail

April 29, 2010  |  

(Hollywood Reporter) — Rapper DMX, currently serving six months in jail for a probation violation, is being productive behind bars, suing his copyright administrator.  In a complaint filed in New York Supreme Court, the hip-hop artist formerly known as Earl Simmons claims that Rich Kid Entertainment owes him more than $1.5 million after fraudulently misrepresenting its rights to collect revenue on the rapper’s behalf. Simmons says that his contract with Rich Kid only granted it authority to collect money for certain songs produced in 1998, but that the company went beyond the scope of that agreement to take money for other songs.

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