The dog didn’t do it. Those are the words embattled rapper DMX is standing by regarding his latest arrest on driving infraction charges. As previously reported, X was arrested in Phoenix after authorities say they clocked the dog speeding 102 mph in a 60 zone. To make matters worse, the Yonkers native was driving with a suspended license and was immediately booked on the charges and later released
DMX released a statement saying the new charges are inaccurate and that he’s being targeted by the Phoenix police department and now has plans to sue.
“I was going 85 miles per hour … I know for a fact I didn’t go more than 90,” X told TMZ. “I’m used to driving fast, I’m a New Yorker … but I constantly look at the speedometer when I’m driving … I need to make sure I don’t drive too fast. I plan on suing … and I plan on suing for harassment. I’m in discussions with multiple lawyers who are not afraid to go against the system in helping me clear my name because I have been harassed.”
DMX’s arrest comes just over a month since his release from an Arizona state jail in Yuma after serving eight months following a probation violation.
A spokesperson for the rapper (born Earl Simmons) confirmed his release to MTV News and hinted that the end of X’s latest stint behind bars will hopefully mark a new beginning for the troubled MC.
“Earl has so much more to offer the world,” manager Nakia Walker said in a statement announcing X’s release. “His latest project has been on hold for so long! It is now time for X to redefine the world of Hip-Hop with his highly anticipated album of inspirational, painful & street accredited rhymes. It is time to let the Dog out of the kennel.”