Today, incarcerated rapper DMX appeared was reportedly denied bail in court and must remain behind bars on an Arizona probation violation which took place last month.
Details on the court’s decision to keep X in jail through next week landed online Thursday (December 9) night.
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)
In addition to being locked up for Thanksgiving, X must wait until early December before his next hearing.
Maricopa County Superior Court staff tell us that Commissioner Christine Mulleneaux set another hearing for December 9 at 8 a.m. As we mentioned a couple of days ago, DMX (he’s Earl Simmons in the stacks of police and court paperwork about him), told a TV station that he simply took a “sip of alcohol” while performing. The probation department says differently, accusing him of blowing off his required drug treatment program and using drugs. He was arrested after police suspected him of using cocaine and Oxycontin. (Phoenix New Times)
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)
DMX is due back in court Thursday, December 16th.
Check out Swizz Beatz speaking on DMX’s legal woes down below: