Today, Ruff Ryders leader DMX joined the likes of T.I. and Ja Rule as the latest rapper to be sentenced to an extensive amount of time behind bars.
The rapper was given a one-year jail sentence in court Thursday (December 16).
DMX, who was arrested for a probation violation in Arizona last month, was sentenced to a year in prison on the charge this morning — his sixth stint behind bars in the state. The MC said late last month that a sip of alcohol during one of his concerts led to his arrest on multiple charges, including probation violation, failure to submit to drug testing and several drug charges. (Rolling Stone)
X appeared in court last week and had his case rescheduled to today.
The rapper known as DMX has another court appearance set for Dec. 16 in Phoenix. A court commissioner continued the probation hearing for the entertainer whose real name is Earl Simmons. DMX was arrested on a probation violation. (KSWT News)
A day before Thanksgiving, X was denied bail for his probation violation.
Rapper DMX, real name Earl Simmons, made a brief appearance Wednesday morning in Maricopa County Superior Court. Simmons, 39, denied violating his probation on drug charges, failing to submit to a drug test and driving with a suspended license. Court Commissioner Christine Mulleneaux ordered Simmons to remain in jail without bond. Simmons ended up behind bars in Arizona — for the sixth time in 10 years — last week. He was three months short of completing an 18-month substance abuse program. (KTAR News)
Around late November, X spoke on his arrest and denied using any illegal drugs.
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)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
Check out Swizz Beatz speaking on DMX’s legal woes down below: