DMX Sentenced to One Year in Prison
DMX is heading back to prison for one year after pleading guilty to violating the terms of his probation.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested on Nov. 18 in Phoenix, Arizona, for using cocaine and consuming alcohol during a performance in an Arizona club and later failing to check in with his probation officer. He was also accused of driving on a suspended license.
The embattled rapper has already served two stints in prison this year. DMX most recently walked free in August after serving 18 days of a 90-day sentence in connection with a reckless driving conviction from 2002. He also served four months behind bars earlier in the year for a previous parole violation charge, before being released in July.
pon receiving the guilty plea, Judge Christine Mulleneaux, who had previously rejected two requests by the rapper’s lawyer to release him on bail prior to sentencing, ordered DMX to serve a year behind bars.
Judge Mulleneaux said, “Substance abuse issues are at the root of this problem … Your criminal history goes back to 1988. It’s going to continue if you don’t take care of your mental health.”
It certainly looks like DMX will be spending his birthday behind bars. The rapper turns 40 on Dec