DMX Arrested Again
At this point it would make more sense to report on the days DMX doesn't get arrested. Dude has had a rough go at the last few years and I have to say, judging from his mugshot above, he's looking a little worse for wear.
Police in Charleston, SC made a routine traffic stop on a truck that made an illegal lane charge this past Tuesday night. Turns out DMX was the passenger and had a little bit of pot on him. The officer who made the stop noticed a baggy sticking out of a compartment on the passenger side and decided to search the vehicle. The search turned up 3 bags of marijuana which they pinned on DMX. He claimed the pot wasn't his but the cops weren't buying the excuse. When officers tried to arrest DMX, real name Earl Simmons, he complained of a medical condition and became aggressive towards officers. They called an EMT to scene to examine DMX but later cleared him saying that he appeared healthy at the time. X was arrested and booked into the Greer City Jail on charges of marijuana possession and failure to appear in court for a previous warrant. A rep from Nati Celebrity Services spoke on behalf of DMX and claims the charges are bogus and he was profiled by the local police,
"They found bags of marijuana in the floorboard. No drugs were found on DMX or the other passengers and the alleged bags of marijuana were never shown to DMX or the other passengers."
DMX, now 42, was last arrested on July 26th for a DUI and driving without a valid license. His rep claims the DUI charge was dropped because he passed a breath test at the jail. Think it's safe to say that we won't be seeing him in the studio anytime soon. I say this though, DMX has had his share of problems over the last few years but his live show goes in my book as one of the best shows I've ever seen. I saw him back in 2007 and he tore the place up, performed for almost 3 hours and did every song he had in his catalog. He put on a killer live show but it seems he might need to concentrate on other aspects of his life right now.
The Chicago Tribune has the story