Rapper DMX Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail; Can't Own Animals or Firearms for 18 Months

Earl Simmons, better known as the rapper DMX, was sentenced to 90 days in jail for abusing his dogs and theft-related charges. He's scheduled to be released on April 30.

DMX also received 18 months of supervised probation, during which time he can't own firearms or animals, according to a news release from Maricopa County Andrew Thomas' office.

It'll be tough for the scofflaw rapper to stick to those requirements and other terms of his probation, we imagine -- he proved what he thinks of the legal system when he failed to appear in court last year and had to be tracked down in Florida. 

If he screws up, though, it could mean more than 10 years in prison for the 38-year-old  rap artist.

In the slammer, at least, DMX will be watered and fed -- unlike his dogs.

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.