DMX (aka Earl Simmons) was arrested earlier today in Arizona (yes this is hardly news as it seems DMX gets arrested daily). TMZ reports that the rapper violated the terms of his probation by using illegal drugs from the past nine months.
His lawyer Gary Jenkins says “He’s been battling addiction for some time and he’s in need of treatment.” Additionally his lawyer commented that DMX needs serious help, potentially from somebody like celebrity therapist Dr. Drew Pinsky.
Rapper DMX, real name Earl Simmons, has agreed to perform at a “gospel rap extravaganza” at his church this weekend, according to TMZ.
The rapper is set to perform for a fundraiser at the Morning Star Sanctified Church this Saturday (March 6). To boot, DMX is doing the show for free.
Rapper DMX, born Earl Simmons, was arrested Friday on seven misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and four felony drug possession charges, according to the Maricopa County sheriff’s office.
Back in late August, a dozen malnourished pit bulls and a large weapons cache were found at DMX’s home in Cave Creek, Arizona. On May 9, after obtaining a search warrant, detectives seized more drugs and weapons from the star’s home who, according to police, barricaded himself inside his bedroom when authorities arrived to arrest the artist.
DMX has already been arrested once this week. On Tuesday, DMX was caught speeding well over the posted 65 mph speed limit, driving about 114 mph on a suburban freeway.