News: DMX Busted For Being A Ruff Rider, "This Would Be The Only Reason I Come In Contact W/ The Police"
Saturday, Dec 31, 2011 1:15PM
Former Ruff Ryders leader DMX reportedly had a run-in with Hollywood police last week over a driving incident, however, the rapper was only issued a ticket.
Confirming getting a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt, X promised fans he is a changed man after past arrests over probation violations.
For the first time in who knows how long, DMX had a run-in with police that didn't result in another mug shot -- but it'll still cost him ... Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, X was pulled over in Hollywood last week for not wearing a seat belt. Cops ticketed him and his assistant ... and the two were let go. In case that wasn't clear, DMX WAS LET GO. No handcuffs, no jail, no nothing. Just a small slap on the wrist ... followed by sweet, sweet freedom. X tells us, "Just a minor ticket no biggie. A quick learning lesson about not wearing a seat belt. I will handle and pay for it." The rapper adds, "This would be the only reason I come in contact with the police because I am a changed man." (TMZ)
Last month, X reflected on living a narrow and crime-free life.
"There were times where it appeared I had nothing to hold onto. Nothing to help me get through that. I'm a man of faith, and it's good to know there are others out there like me," X said in an interview. "Be grateful for the fact that you can see clearly. I appreciate the continued support, and I'm sure you have noticed, but I will never let you down in terms of the message and the delivery of the message. It'll always be honest, it'll always be to the point and it'll always be uncompromised." (KPLR 11)
A few weeks ago, X revealed cleansing himself of cocaine usage.
DMX tells TMZ, he has finally kicked the drug addictions that kept him behind bars for years -- and he has his children to thank. X tells us, coke was his greatest demon after his latest prison release in July -- "Everyone was taking advantage of me with my finances, trying to put me in the direction to fail. I have 10 kids. I have to drive them in the right direction, so I let the cocaine go." The rapper -- real name Earl Simmons -- says God also helped him through ... telling us, "I am on a spiritual road to do right in my life. I am leaving out all negativity and going to stay on the right road to positive." (TMZ)
Recently, the rap veteran was spotted at a New York City concert.
During Funkmaster Flex's Christmas Pary, Earl Simmons or DMX to you and I, surprised the audience with his appearance and the following stage performance. Partygoers at the Santos Party House were in disbelief, as DMX ran through some popular songs off his lengthy catalog. X also spat an acapella verse showing he is still with nice with [the] mic. He also announced new music is on the way in the new year, with a new project titled Undisputed scheduled to drop March 26th. (Soul Culture UK)
Check out some recent DMX footage below: