If his latest run-in with the law is any indication, DMX's luck with the authorities might indeed be changing for 2012.

According to TMZ, the Dark Man had a run-in with Hollywood police last week for not wearing a seatbelt.  But the rapper, who was accompanied by his assistant in the vehicle and is notoriously known for landing in jail for breaking the law, was merely ticketed for the offense and let go.

"Just a minor ticket no biggie," X told TMZ. "A quick learning lesson about not wearing a seat belt. I will handle and pay for it."

This comes after the Yonkers native was released from Yuma Prison back in July after serving seven months of a one-year sentence for a probation violation.

"This would be the only reason I come in contact with the police because I am a changed man," he added to TMZ.

DMX's seventh studio album Undisputed is set to arrive March 26, 2012.—Ralph Bristout