- Associated Press - Saturday, September 26, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Rapper DMX is free after serving more than two months in a New York jail for failing to pay child support.

His lawyer says the 44-year-old rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, walked out of the Erie County Holding Center in Buffalo Friday afternoon.

Simmons’ attorney, Dominic Candino, said his client was “ecstatic” after his release.

Candino says Simmons was freed after he filed a motion asking a judge to stay the sentence, which was granted.

Cardino said there had been “some legal issues” in the case, but would not elaborate.

Simmons had been arrested before a performance in New York City in June. Authorities said at the time he owed $400,000 in unpaid child support.

Simmons will need to appear in court again in November.

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