DMX’s penchant for getting in trouble with the law continues, as the once-superstar rapper was once again arrested.
According to TMZ.com, the Yonkers rapper was arrested yesterday (March 9) in Arizona for violating the terms of his probation by using illegal drugs over the past nine months.
“He’s been battling addiction for some time and he’s in need of treatment,” says X’s lawyer, Gary Jenkins.
“We’re hoping that maybe Dr. Drew might be able to help him,” added Jenkins, referring to Dr. Drew Pinsky, a radio and television personality who specializes in addiction medicine. In addition to hosting the syndicated radio talk show Loveline, Pinsky produces and stars in the Vh1 show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
The Ruff Ryder has been arrested for countless charges in recent years, including having a warrant for having no vaild driver’s license, as well as drug and animal cruelty charges.
UPDATE: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio revealed to MTV News today that the Yonkers emcee admitted to using cocaine, as drugs were found. As a result, the once-platinum superstar rapper remains in Maricopa County Jail. The sheriff was quoted as saying, “I think it’s about time to give him hard time.”
The sheriff did also suggest a behind-bars drug program that could allow DMX more leniency to expected parole violation sentencing.
UPDATE: DMX, who is currently detained until a March 16 hearing without bond, had this outburst in court on March 9. Catch TMZ’s footage.