Last week, Yonkers, New York emcee DMX was sentenced to another year in prison for a parole violation in Arizona. The former Def Jam Records superstar was found with numerous drugs in his possession, as well as a suspended license – the latest in a long series of substance abuse and driving violations.

In the wake of the sentencing, DMX’s ex-wife Tashera Simmons has spoken publicly against local authorities, claiming there is a conspiracy to keep her troubled ex behind bars. “Ge only had three weeks left [of probation], and they set him up,” said Tashera Simmons to Street Disciplez Radio. “Because he was in a rehab that they put him in because he was driving dirty, and they gave him permission to go do a show. How do you give someone that’s supposed to be in a rehab permission to do a show? It was a set-up, and then X, I can’t even believe that he even took a drink knowing the situation.”

A video capture of the interview can be heard below: