After expressing hopes of “staying under the radar” before a show in Scottsdale, Arizona last week, DMX found himself arrested in Maricopa County for the sixth time. Fox affiliate, KSAX, reports that officers arrested DMX—real name Earl Simmons—at his home after he failed to check in with his probation officer.
“I know if I was to get caught driving without a license or something, it would be on the news instantly and I would be punished to the fullest extent of the law,” X said last week. “I say I’ve been given a lot of unfair treatment. But I’m not gonna let that dictate where I go or what I do. If I like a place, I’m gonna stay there.”
DMX had his court appearance late Thursday night, since X was already on probation for aggravated assault, it’s unclear how the latest arrest will impact him.
UPDATE: The New York Daily News has confirmed that DMX's probation violation last week was due to possession of Oxycontin without prescription and alleged cocaine possession. The Yonkers, New York veteran emcee had long battled addiction. He will be back in court tomorrow as a result of the violation. (November 23)
UPDATE #2: Today's hearing resulted with a judge ordering DMX to remain incarcerated until his next hearing, December 9. HipHopDX will keep you updated. (November 24)
UPDATE #3: It's been announced that DMX's hearing has been delayed to December 16. In the meantime, the rapper has been denied bond.