Amid news that troubled rap veteran Earl “DMX” Simmons had allegedly been caught smuggling contraband into prison thus extending his sentence, a spokesperson from the Arizona Department of Corrections has decried the erroneous reports that the rapper committed the said offense.
Barrett Marson, the media contact that dismissed the reports, gave a quote to website Rumorfix stating, “He did not smuggle drugs into prison. He failed a drug test, I don’t know what drugs he took, but that’s it. He was due to be released today but will now be released on July 19th.” Prison records show that DMX was not exactly a model prisoner with several disciplinary write-ups including drug test failure, disorderly conduct and possession of drugs.
The beleaguered 40-year old MC has suffered a few legal setbacks after gaining fame as a rapper in the late 90s as part of Def Jam’s stable at the time. Currently serving a year-long term in Arizona for violating probation, DMX’s woes have become media fodder as he has seemingly tussled with the law dating back to 1999. Incurring a litany of charges over the course of his career, DMX has been battling his personal demons and still continues to work on music with a reported seventh and eight studio album forthcoming.
The rapper also has a new track set to be released in the works with Busta Rhymes titled “Ya’ll Don’t Know” as well.
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