By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
DMX is returning to the big screen with funny man Chris Rock. Photos from the set of a new, yet-to-be-titled movie feature DMX, who will be playing himself in a cameo, and Chris Rock in what appears to be a jailhouse scene. X has been in a variety of films including “Belly” with Nas, “Romeo Must Die” with Aaliyah and “Cradle 2 the Grave” with Jet Li.
X’s publicity rep shared, “The scene is comedic, which allowed X to show off his versatility as an actor. X and Rock played well off each other and Rock’s character even gets DMX to lead the inmates in a song.” The rep added that X is considering more acting roles and will be attending the Sundance Film Festival next year. Per IMDB, X is working on a crime movie called “Blame It on the Hustle” as well.
Recently, the rapper filed for bankruptcy after being arrested for DUI. According to X’s rep, mismanagement from his prior team was a key contributor to his financial problems. “DMX’s financial strains have been inhibiting his career for several years. Poor financial management by prior representation have caused him to be ineligible to retain a passport,” they said in a statement.
“The purpose of this bankruptcy filing is for reorganization so he can perform for his fans oversees.” The Wall Street Journal reported that the rapper owes $1.24 million in child support and more than $21,000 on an auto lease, among other charges.