Update: DMX Pleads Guilty to Drug & Theft Charges in AZ

[Editor's Note: this story has been updated as more information has become available]  

Earlier this morning troubled Yonkers rapper DMX pled guilty in an Arizona courtroom to drug, animal cruelty and theft charges.

The Associated Press reports that X (born Earl Simmons) pled guilty to one count of animal cruelty, one count of theft and two counts of possession of marijuana and a narcotic drug, in order to have additional charges dropped at his sentencing hearing, scheduled for January 30.

As XXLmag.com previously reported, DMX has missed several court dates throughout the year. In the beginning of the month a Maricopa County judge issued a bench warrant in search of the rapper after he missed another date, which led to the MC getting picked up hiding out in producer Scott Storch’s Florida mansion

Update: TMZ reports that X will most likely have to serve 90 days in jail for the offenses, according to the Maricopa County’s Attoney’s Office. Once released, if he violates probation he faces up to 10 years. – Elan Mancini

 

For a full list of DMX’s 2008 arrests, make sure to read XXL‘s Dog Years feature.

  • DMX

    so whats happenin with him hes not gonna b in jail or what…man needs to b in the studio he the best rapper of all time..

    • anutha_level

      umm…he the wha?

  • moresickaMC

    dayum…

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      double damn.

      i feel a lot safer with x in the can, tho. he was gonna hurt someone. let’s hope he gets the help he needs.

      …though that never happens in a prison.

  • stoneyisland

    Please lock this filthy big lip beast up forever. All the fame, all the money and he STILL acts like he aint got no god damn sense. he is a disgrace to real black men.

  • willshady

    i hope x gets his shit together and drops few more albums.

  • $ykotic

    4get the albums ya’ll.

    X need to get his mind right.

    Good luck.

  • Khayan from the Bronx

    THIS SHIT REALLY FUCKED UP. X IS ONE OF THE GREATEST OF OUR TIME. I HOPE HE REALLY GETS HIS SHIT TOGETHER. FUCK THE MUSIC. X GOT KIDS. GOD BLESS IM AND HIS FAMILY

  • http://www.rapaveli.com Ambition-1

    This would be great if he could actually translate this shit into another great album. This is just another bad example of when keeping it real goes wrong.

    http://www.rapaveli.com

  • Hate Hate and more Hate

    I actually like DMX the Petty Criminal better than DMX the Rapper. He’s more entertaining and shit

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