On Thursday, DMX was spotted outside court in NYC, where he had a hearing on his tax evasion case, and the first thing people are noticing is his change in weight. Last month, X’s lawyer said her client had put on 40 llbs while in rehab over the past couple months, and he pretty much confirmed it Thursday at court.

A TMZ cameraman caught up with X outside the courthouse, and asked him if he really put on 40 lbs? X’s response “I don't know. you have a scale?” as he proceeded to walk into court. Later, the cameraman caught up with X once again leaving the courtroom and asked him what he was eating? X responded with another perfect answer, “cereal.”

The exchange between X & the TMZ cameraman isn’t whats important here though, it’s X’s new healthy look & image. Just a few months back, the former Ruff Ryder looked significantly skinnier and unhealthy, but ever since he’s entered rehab, X looks to be doing much better.

The footage that surfaced today comes just a couple weeks after finding out that X was clean and sober, so this change in his image & weight shouldn't come much of a shock to his fans.

Check out the clip of X outside today’s court house (first clip below), and let us know what you think. Ive also included a clip of X from a few months back (second clip) which shows him much thinner and unhealthier than he is now. Let's hope he keeps it up.

In other related news, X was given permission to travel the country by a Federal judge this Fall in order to make some money touring. So month by month the NYC legend appears to be making strides to get his life back on track & legal free. We'll continue to keep you posted on X moving forward.