Here we go again.

DMX's legal woes continue as a bench warrant was issued for the rapper after he failed to show up for a pre-trial hearing in Arizona.

According to the Associated Press, the bond for the rapper has now been raised to $25,000.

X is facing a number of charges in the state. Among them, are drug possession, animal cruelty, and a strange case in which the former Ruff Ryder gave a false name to avoid paying a hospital bill.

In May of this year, he was first arrested for speeding in Arizona. Then later, he was picked up on animal cruelty charges.

He was then busted in Florida twice, once on driving charges, and a second time for attempting to purchase cocaine from an undercover policeman.---LaTisha Robbins