Rapper DMX dropped a new song Monday at court — about his famous defense lawyer, Murray Richman.
“We don’t worry with Murray/Get you out of jail in a hurry/When the government trying to bury you good,” he chanted following a brief Manhattan Federal Court appearance in his tax-evasion case.
DMX, whose legal name is Earl Simmons, pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges that he failed to pay $ 1.7 million in income taxes. Simmons faces up to 44 years in federal lockup if convicted on all 14 counts.
Despite this, Simmons left the courtroom energetically, schmoozing with reporters and talking up Richman.
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The longtime mob lawyer — who has reportedly earned the moniker “Don’t Worry Murray” — has also counted other high-profile rappers such as JAY-Z among his clientele.
“He’s like a father to me,” said Simmons, 46.
Asked what it’s like being Simmons’ father, Richman jokingly replied “It’s a b—h.”
Simmons, who said he was held overnight at Manhattan Correctional Center following his Thursday arrest, was also excited about his infamous neighbor there — alleged Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
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“I was right next to him. Yeah, we was talking — I’m just kidding,” he laughed. “He’s over there, oh s–t, I could have talked to him!”
Simmons, who said he was treated well at MCC, lamented the food.
The jail served “bullpen sandwiches.” The unsavory “bullpen sandwiches” were two separate pieces of bread; one was topped with a single slice of bologna while the other was topped with a single slice of cheese, he said.
“I ate five of them,” he said, explaining they had the cache of “steak” in a jail setting, despite their taste.
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