News: DMX On Probation Arrest, "I Shouldn't Have Done It" [Video]

Monday, Nov 22, 2010 4:25PM

Written by Biz Jones

Jailed rapper DMX has spoken to media to clear the air on his Arizona arrest last week for violating his probation.

Currently detained in Phoenix's Lower Buckeye Jail, X said his arrest did not stem from illegal drug possession.

DMX, born Earl Simmons, was temporarily released from a substance abuse program to perform at a concert in Scottsdale, Ariz. The New York native consumed alcohol during the event, an act that landed him in handcuffs. "I shouldn't have done it," DMX says. "I wasn't done with the program. They let me out to do the show. I should have protected myself better." Despite his abundant run-ins with the law, DMX remains optimistic about what's to come. "It's rare that I get fair treatment..." he reveals. "It's love or hate. I'm gonna get through this. Thank you for the support and love, I won't let you down." (The Boom Box)

According to his manager, Nakia Walker, X missed a scheduled meeting with his probation officer, which led to his arrest.

DMX was locked up once again in Arizona's Marciopa County yesterday (November 18) for violating his probation. It seems he will remain in lock-up until his November 24 hearing according to X's manager Nakia Walker. Walker told XXL that the Yonkers MC was arrested for failing to meet with his probation officer and could face up to eight months in jail if convicted. "Earl sometimes has a hard time following the rules, that's all," Walker said. "He didn't check in with his probation officer and pretty much [they] extended their hand and they violated him." (XXL Mag)

Reports of X's arrest began to circulate online last Friday (November 19).

Rapper DMX is back behind bars. He was arrested on Thursday for a felony charge of violating probation. The well-known rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, has a long history with breaking the law in Maricopa County. DMX performed in Scottsdale one week ago. The artist has been arrested six times now in Maricopa County. (My Fox News)

Despite X and Walker's explanation, additional reporting claimed the rapper possessed cocaine when confronted by police.

DMX - whose real name is Earl Simmons - was taken into custody Thursday night in Maricopa County in Arizona for a probation violation. Sources tell RadarOnline.com that he had cocaine on him. In addition, according to the complaint, he was also cited for use of Oxycontin without a prescription, failing to submit to drug testing, failing to participate in counseling programs, failure to make payments, and driving on a suspended license. The complaint reads: "Mr. Simmons has several felony convictions, and has been given multiple opportunities to succeed on probation. He has been directed to treatment, as well as chose his own treatment program and continues to use illegal drugs following their opportunities." (Radar Online)

DMX is due in court Wednesday, November 24th.

Check out DMX's interview down below:

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