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DMX is currently on house arrest, which puts a damper on his ability to perform paid gigs. This is his lawyer’s rationale for asking a judge to allow him to travel, which defeats the purpose of house arrest. 

Reports TMZ:

X’s lawyer, Murray Richman, fired off a letter to a NY federal judge Monday asking that his client be allowed to travel to Atlanta, Vegas, Philly, and L.A. for some August/Sept. gigs … the most immediate being Thursday in ATL.

The judge shot down the ATL request because it came in too late. The judge made it clear … all requests to leave the house must be submitted at least a week in advance.

As for the other requests … X’s probation officers want the judge to turn thumbs-down, because they think it’ll interfere with his drug program. Murray tells TMZ … he’s negotiating to get X out for some of the upcoming dates, saying the guy’s got 15 kids to feed and needs to make a living.

We don’t want X to go broke, but he is in this predicament because he violated at least a couple of conditions of the bail for his tax evasion case.

Not only did X leave town without telling his PO, he also tested positive for cocaine and weed. To be clear, he failed FOUR drug tests.

Actions have consequences.