DMX was arrested last night in Arizona for driving 102 mph in a 65 mph zone. The rapper, who has been arrested several times over the past few years, was also pinched for driving on a suspended license.
According to TMZ, Dark Man X was booked for “speeding, reckless driving and the suspended license.” He has since been released on bond.
X was recently released from prison after serving eight months of a 12-month bid for violating parole by using drugs. He has been arrested in Arizona at least a half-dozen times.
UPDATE: After his arrest on Wednesday night, DMX claims that he was unfairly targeted for speeding and that the claims that he was going more than 100 mph were greatly exaggerated.
“I was going 85 miles per hour … I know for a fact I didn’t go more than 90,” he said. “I’m used to driving fast, I’m a New Yorker … but I constantly look at the speedometer when I’m driving … I need to make sure I don’t drive too fast.”
X plans to file a lawsuit against the state of Arizona for harassment. “I plan on suing … and I plan on suing for harassment,” he continued. “I’m in discussions with multiple lawyers who are not afraid to go against the system in helping me clear my name because I have been harassed.”
His rep also issued a statement on his behalf. “This situation is being blown way out of proportion. DMX was in jail for approximately 1 hour. Also the report given by Sgt. Rudy Lujan of AHP, was exaggerated according to the people present. DMX does admit to driving at 85mph but not nearly at the speed that was suggested in the report. In response to the constant harassment by Arizona law enforcement, DMX says this, ‘God brought me to Phoenix and I’m not going to let no man run me and my family from our home!’ Despite being under a microscope, DMX is doing everything he can to put his past criminal charges behind him and focus on music.”