Former Ruff Ryders leader DMX will reportedly head back home by early summer, after serving time behind bars since last year for probation violation.
According to reports, X will be released from jail in July.
Earl “DMX” Simmons is serving a year-long sentence for violating probation that began back on December 16th. X will be released early on July 1st under supervised watch until August 12th. The judge ruled that Simmons possibly suffered from bi-polar disorder and was admitted into the Flamenco Mental Health Unit at the facility. (Hip Hop Wired)
Last fall, X’s ex-wife Tashera Simmons said the rapper was the target of a conspiracy.
“He only had three weeks left [of probation], and they set him up,” Mrs. Simmons said. “Because he was in a rehab that they put him in because he was driving dirty, and they gave him permission to go do a show. How do you give someone that’s supposed to be in a rehab permission to do a show? It was a set-up, and then X, I can’t even believe that he even took a drink knowing the situation.” (Street Disciplez Radio)
X was sentenced to a year behind bars in an Arizona courtroom around mid-December.
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)
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)
Check out some pre-jail DMX footage down below: