Rapper DMX may know how "rough riders roll," but it won't win him any points with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, especially since he's already on Sheriff Joe Arpaio's bad side.
DMX was arrested on Wednesday night for driving 102 mph in a 65 zone, which is considered criminal speeding, on a suspended license, reports the Associated Press. His arrest occurred just one month after he was released from an Arizona jail.
The rough-riding, multi-platinum rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was pulled over on U.S. 60 by Arizona Department of Public Safety officers. He was placed into custody for criminal speeding, reckless driving, and driving with a suspended license. Simmons was released on bond Thursday morning.
This is reportedly DMX’s 10th time getting busted in Maricopa County. He’s been in jail so many times that he and Sheriff Joe have had some beef with each other - Sheriff Joe once infamously made him wear a pink jumpsuit, TMZ said.
DMX must be trying to increase his street cred by the number of ways he can go to jail. His previous offenses include animal cruelty, theft, drug possession, and multiple probation violations.
His most recent stint in Arizona state prison was due to probation violations for refusing to submit to drug testing and driving on a suspended license, according to the Associated Press. With DMX arrested again for reckless driving, criminal speeding and a suspended license, he will probably have to go through another violation hearing. Given his penchant for committing crimes while on probation, it’s unlikely the judge will be lenient.
Ironically, DMX sat down with ABC 15 News to talk about his troubled past earlier this month. Unfortunately, he may have spoken too soon in his interview.
“I know I won’t be back in jail for nothing stupid,” DMX professed to ABC 15.
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