Rapper DMX has reportedly been arrested and placed behind bars in Arizona for violating his probation.
Details on the arrest hit the Internet 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)
Additional reporting claim the rapper possessed cocaine upon being arrested.
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)
X will head to court next week and could face time behind bars.
The rapper has been ordered to attend a probation revocation hearing on November 24 which could see him jailed for a third time in 2010 if he is deemed to have broken court rules. Simmons served time in jail in Arizona earlier this year for a previous parole violation charge – he was released in July after four months behind bars. (Toronto Sun)
Last week, DMX made headlines for calling out Jay-Z at an Arizona concert.
“Y-O, Y-O in this b*tch, n*gga,” X told a crowd of Arizona fans. “New York to AZ, New York to AZ, n*ggas must be crazy, f*ck Jay-Z! Ya heard? Ya heard? … What do y’all think is the state of the rap industry right now? I mean, you know, I’m an artist so I kind of have bias views but I think most these n*ggas suck! I think they not only suck, but they suck d*ck! I mean, correct me if I’m wrong, we’re real people. Most of us got jobs — but you got these n*ggas talking about Bentleys, mansions and pool parties, we don’t rock that sh*t son! So my take on it is, you got Patron in your cup? Good for you! You got a b*tch that wanna f*ck? Good for you! You sittin’ on 24’s? Good for you! You got Lamborghini doors? Good for you! Because at the end of the day? I ain’t got that sh*t…” (Goon Boss TV)
Check out some recent footage of DMX below: