DMX Arrested Again, Denies Pot Charge
DMX has been arrested again in South Carolina. Police say the 42-year-old, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was a passenger in a truck that was stopped late Tuesday (August 21) for an illegal U-turn in Greer.
Lt. Jim Holcombe says officers arrested Simmons after realizing he had an outstanding warrant for driving under suspension. Police also say they found marijuana, however a rep for the rapper denies it.
"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," the rapper's publicist says in a statement to Billboard.
Simmons and the driver were charged with simple possession and released at approximately 11 a.m. ET. According to his rep, the rapper is "back at his home in South Carolina."
It wasn't known if Simmons had an attorney. Last year, he was charged in Spartanburg County with suspicion of driving without a license.
Simmons was arrested near Phoenix in 2011 after a trooper clocked him driving 102 mph. That followed a prison stint on probation revocation for failing to submit to drug testing and driving without a license.