Jailed rapper DMX has reportedly been denied bail and must remain behind bars for violating the terms of his probation last week in Arizona.
Details on the court’s decision to keep him locked up hit the Internet Wednesday (November 24) morning.
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 will now have to 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)
Last weekend, X spoke on being arrested and denied having used 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)
According to his manager, Nakia Walker, X missed a scheduled meeting with his probation officer, which led to his arrest.
DMX was locked up once again in Arizona’s Marciopa County yesterday (November 18) for violating his probation. It seems he will remain in lock-up until his November 24 hearing according to X’s manager Nakia Walker. Walker told XXL that the Yonkers MC was arrested for failing to meet with his probation officer and could face up to eight months in jail if convicted. “Earl sometimes has a hard time following the rules, that’s all,” Walker said. “He didn’t check in with his probation officer and pretty much [they] extended their hand and they violated him.” (XXL Mag)
Check out DMX speaking on his arrest down below: