Troubled rap star DMX has been placed in Arizona’s Tent City Jail lockdown after reportedly making verbal threats to corrections officers.
The former Def Jam artist initiallty refused to perform his assigned jailhouse work duty.
He was moved from Tent City to a solitary cell, where he will spend 23 hours a day, following a verbal altercation with Maricopa County Sheriff’s detention officers on Sunday (February 8). The rapper will likely remain for the next month, said Lt. Brian Lee, a sheriff’s spokesman. DMX was serving his 90-day sentence with more than 2,000 other inmates in Tent City until Sunday, when he refused to report for his designated job in the jail. (AZ Central)
X later appeared an hour late for medication and began making verbal threats.
After X failed to report for his medication, officials say the former platinum rapper began cussing at officers and threatened to “assault somebody to get some respect.” It all started when he refused to report for work, telling officers, “I already have a job and don’t need this (expletive).” (TMZ)
In addition to lockdown, he has been placed on a strict diet.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio also ordered that Simmons be placed on a special diet consisting of bread and water. “DMX will be treated like any other prisoner in my jail and I will not tolerate him threatening my staff,” Arpaio said. (KPHO News)
The rapper was sentenced to three months behind bars late last month.
Commissioner Phemonia Miller sentenced the rapper, whose name is Earl Simmons to 90 days in jail with no credit for time he has already served. (ABC News)
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