Rapper DMX has been ordered to hand over $15,000 (£9,375)-a-month in child support payments to his estranged wife.

The sum will be taken from royalty money the star receives from Universal Music Publishing and directed to Tashera Simmons.

Editors at Tmz.com report the payment scheme was agreed after a legal battle over child support for the former couple's four kids.

The pair wed in 1999, but split in 2010. Simmons filed for divorce from the Party Up (Up In Here) hitmaker in 2012.