The hip-hop star was due to appear in court in New York City on Monday (14Dec15) for a hearing involving his child support payments to ex-wife Tashera Simmons. DMX was arrested in October (15) for failing to pay up and he also served two months in jail earlier this year (15) for falling behind on his payments.

Following his arrest in October (15), he reportedly insisted he needed to work and if he was released, he would return to court for his next hearing. However, on Monday, his lawyer explained his client was performing in Las Vegas for DMXmas at the Foxtail Nightclub and thought the court date was on Tuesday (15Dec15), prompting the judge to issue an arrest warrant.

DMX is now explaining he was under the assumption his lawyer had postponed the hearing so he could perform.

"I did everything I was supposed to do; it wasn't my fault," he says.

The 44 year old is due to put on another show in Las Vegas on Thursday (17Dec15) before heading to Utah and then back to New York. According to, DMX isn't worried he will be arrested while traveling and is confident his lawyer will sort out the mix-up.

"We appreciate support from fans, promoters and our staff alike for knowing and trusting that business will go on as usual," a statement from the rapper's representative reads. "We look forward to great success, and plan to stay focused on accomplishing goals to achieve such greatness!"

DMX is due back in court on the warrant next month (Jan16).