Rapper DMX Arrested, Again, in South CarolinaBy: Emily Greene - August 21, 2013
It seems rapper DMX and authorities in South Carolina just don’t get along. The rapper was arrested again, this time in Greer, South Carolina, almost a month after his last arrest in the state.
Late Tuesday night, DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested after the truck he was traveling in was pulled over for making an illegal U-turn. DMX was then arrested once officers recognized him and realized he had an outstanding warrant after he failed to appear in court on a previous charge. It was then reported that the officer saw “a bag of green plant material I knew to be marijuana” on the passenger door, which also happened to be where DMX was sitting.
The rapper denied the marijuana was his, and the report says he began to have trouble breathing, which some say was actually an asthma attack. He then became agitated and the report also said, “At this point, Mr. Simmons became very aggressive with his words and was making multiple idle threats. The smell of alcohol coming from his person became very strong.”
It seems the arrest was also caught on tape.
DMX was arrested for his outstanding warrant and simple possession of marijuana. He was placed in the Greer jail, but a police spokesman said he was released on bail hours later. The driver of the truck, Anitra Rhodes, who is also DMX’s assistant according to police reports, was also arrested. She was charged with an improper lane change, as well as simple possession of marijuana. Three bags of suspected marijuana were found under her seat of the truck.
A rep for DMX said the following in a statement, “DMX was driving in the passenger seat when the vehicle he was in was pulled over last night. Although officers pulled them over for a minor traffic violation, DMX was asked to step outside so they can search the vehicle. Officers then claimed that they found bags of marijuana in the floorboard and arrested X. No drugs were found on DMX or the other passengers and the alleged bags of marijuana were never shown to DMX or the other passengers. DMX was released this morning at approximately 11 a.m. EST and is back at his home in South Carolina.”