Update: DMX Rep Denies Rapper’s Involvement In Rehab Show, Talks Jail Release Date
DMX’s publicist has barked back about reports that the troubled rapper will be appearing in the new season of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab.
On Friday (April 24) gossip blogger Perez Hilton said the X would be checking in to the facility, with Bob Forrest, the show’s drug counselor, confirming the Yonkers MC’s attendance. Meanwhile X’s rep released a statement this morning saying the reports are false.
“Several media outlets have reported that my client Earl Simmons, aka DMX has signed on to appear in VH1′s Celebrity Rehab reality show,” Pam Pinnock said. “These reports are false and Mr. Simmons has not agreed to appear in any reality show. Mr. Simmon’s is currently serving a 90-day jail sentence at Tent City Jail in Arizona. He has expressed great appreciation to the overwhelming amount of support he has received from his fans during this difficult time. He would like his fans to know that he is taking this time to focus on his personal as well as spiritual growth, and is looking forward to being released soon.”
Although he won’t be hitting the small screen, Pinnock told XXL that the rapper/actor is currently in talks to star in a new movie when he is released. She did not give any further details about the role.
As previously, X’s time behind bars for drug, theft and animal cruelty charges aren’t going too smoothly. The Ruff Ryder was put on 23-hour lockdown last February for assaulting an officer and was accused of attacking another officer, which he later denied. Pinnock told XXL that DMX has been charged in the incident which has delayed his expected release date from prison. She says he may now possibly be freed on May 19. – Elan Mancini