DMX Blames Probation Violation on a "Sip" of Booze. Court Records Claim it Was a Little More Than That
As we reported last week, legally challenged rapper DMX is back behind bars in Maricopa County, this time for violating the terms of his probation. He's now saying the reason for his violation was a sip of alcohol at a performance earlier this month.
What DMX claims was just a sip of alcohol is just the tip of the iceberg, though -- if you believe court documents obtained by New Times.
This is the sixth time "X," a.k.a. Earl Simmons, has been arrested in Maricopa County, and he's currently enrolled in an 18-month drug and alcohol treatment program he was scheduled to complete in about three weeks. Part of the program requires him to not drink or do drugs.
At a performance in Scottsdale earlier this month, "X" says he slipped up.
"And I realize I shouldn't have done it [take a sip of alcohol]. I wasn't done with the program.
They let me out. I should have protected myself better," "X" told Fox 10 during a jailhouse interview over the weekend.
However, court documents claim that DMX, who is widely known to have struggled with cocaine in the past, violated his probation for several different offenses -- none of which include taking a "sip" of alcohol.
According to the arresting officer, "Mr. Simmons was arrested for probation violation for ongoing use of cocaine, use of Oxycontin without a prescription, failing to submit to drug testing, failing to participate in counseling programs, failing to make payments, and
driving on a suspended license."
Sounds slightly more serious than a "sip" of alcohol. Check out the Fox 10 interview below.
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