DMX can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble.
According to FOX Carolina 21, Dark Man X was arrested for driving without a license in Spartanburg, South Carolina earlier this morning. He claims that he left a local gas station and an officer followed him a short distance, only to pull him over and arrest him. He was booked into the Spartanburg County jail around 2 a.m.
“When I could have just paid the money right there on the spot,” said DMX, who had his five-month-old daughter in the car at the time of arrest. “Basically it was just five hours wasted for nothing. I don’t have a court date or a court appearance.”
At 6 a.m., the gruff rapper went before a judge and was released shortly after. Deputies say that he had been issued tickets in Greer and Duncan, accused of driving without a license and only had a state ID card on him. After pulling him over, deputies claimed that the car was turned over to a different licensed passenger who was in the car.
In July 2011, DMX was released from prison after serving a seven-month bid for violating probation. A judge said that X, who at the time had been incarcerated 13 times, had “an undiagnosed mental condition” and possibly suffered from bi-polar disorder.
Last May, X said that he wanted “less trouble” and was going to try to clean up his act. He released his comeback album Undisputed in September, though it only moved 17,000 copies in its first week. The project is the point of a multi-million dollar legal war between Seven Arts Entertainment and In The Zone Entertainment over distribution rights to the LP.