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DMX lands TV sitcom role

Embattled rapper Dmx has landed a small role in sitcom Fresh Off The Boat.

The hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, features in a new trailer for next week's (01Dec15) episode of the show, in which his character shares love advice with chef Eddie Huang's younger self.

The comedy, about a Taiwanese family which relocates from Washington, D.C. to Orlando, Florida to open a restaurant, is based Huang's book Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir.

The appearance isn't DMX's first screen role - he made his acting debut in the 1998 crime drama Belly, and he went on to star in action films Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds and Cradle 2 the Grave, alongside martial arts expert Jet Li.

DMX, a father of 12, has hit headlines for all the wrong reasons of late - his most recent arrest occurred last month (Oct15), when he was taken into custody for failing to pay child support to the mother of his four children.