A few days after word came around that DMX’s release from jail would be delayed, Arizona Department of Corrections spokesman Barrett Marson clears the air on why.
Despite reports claiming X smuggled drugs, Marson said the rapper’s delay was only in relation to a failed drug test.
“He did not smuggle drugs into prison,” states Marson. “He failed a drug test, I don’t know what drugs he took, but that’s it. He was due to be released today but will now be released on July 19th.” (RumorFix)
Initial reports claimed X would remain behind bars for at least an additional week.
The rapper known as DMX will have to spend at least an extra week in an Arizona state prison for failing a drug test. Arizona Department of Corrections spokesman Barrett Marson confirmed DMX was due to be released from a prison on Wednesday. His new release date is July 19. (Wall Street Journal)
A description of X’s illegal activities was also revealed this week.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, DMX broke SEVERAL rules in Yuma state prison since January — including drug possession, failing or refusing a drug test, smoking when he wasn’t supposed to, being disrespectful, disruptive, and disorderly … the list goes on. A rep for the prison wouldn’t specify what kind of drug officials found on the rapper. (TMZ)
The rapper 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)
Check out some pre-jail DMX footage down below: