NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: Rapper DMX speaks during the 2012 Rock the Bells Festival press conference and Fan Appreciation Party on at Santos Party House on June 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
Less than a week after a DUI arrest, rapper DMX has filed for bankruptcy.
According to the Wall Street Journal's Bankruptcy Beat column, the creator of such late '90s/early 2000s hits as Party Up (Up in Here) owes $1.24 million in child support and more than $21,000 on an auto lease.
A representative for the rapper says the filing is part of a financial reorganization that will allow DMX to tour Europe and Africa later this year.
"DMX's financial strains have been inhibiting his career for several years," Domenick Nati said in a statement to the Journal. "Poor financial management by prior representation have caused him to be ineligible to retain a passport."
DMX was charged with DUI by the South Carolina Highway Patrol Friday night after being seen driving erratically Thursday night.
Brian Mansfield, USA TODAY