DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was on parole after an assault conviction. He is being held without bail until a parole-revocation hearing which is scheduled for next Wednesday. The arrest was confirmed by the MC’s manager Nakia Walker.
“He just didn’t check in with his probation officer, and it’s just a matter of him not following the rules,” Walker said. “This is a difficult time in his life. He’s going through some things. When you don’t follow the rules, there’s consequences.”
DMX, 39, performed in Scottsdale a week ago after saying that he will never step foot in Arizona ever again, after being arrested several times by the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office. The acclaimed rapper has lived in Maricopa County for almost a decade.
During this period, the singer has been arrested and convicted for a series of offenses such as theft, assault, drug possession and animal cruelty. The arrest came as the platinum-artist was preparing his comeback to the entertainment scene.
Earlier this week, he released a new single produced by Swizz Beatz as part of his series. The song is called “Ya’ll Don’t Really Know” and features Busta Rhymes.