Well, here's one for the "nobody is surprised" bin: Rapper Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, was arrested Wednesday night.
The arrest took place just before 9 p.m. after being pulled over for doing 102 miles per hour while driving westbound on U.S. 60 near the Power Road exit in the far East Valley, according to DPS spokesman Carrick Cook. Simmons also was driving on a suspended and revoked license. Cook says according to the Sheriff's Office, Simmons was bonded out of jail this morning.
DMX's management declined to make a statement when contacted by Up on the Sun.
Simmons has repeatedly had trouble with the law, as we've reported on extensively. He was released from his 13th stint in the clink Jail on July 1 of this year.. "Let's hope that this time, the embattled rapper can stay out of trouble long enough to do what he's best at -- rap," we wrote in our original blog post.
We'll keep hoping.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.