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    Thu, 18 Mar 2010 09:22:09

    DMX Headed to Jail - Rapper DMX sentenced to six months in a Phoenix jail after probation violation, ordered to undergo mental health evaluation

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    • DMX - GREER, SC - AUGUST 21:  In this handout photo provided by the Greer Police Department, Rapper DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, is seen in a police booking photo after his arrest for an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana when the vehicle he was a passenger in was pulled over for a traffic violation August 20, 2013 in Greer, South Carolina.
    • DMX - NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: (Front L-R) Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97, rapper DMX and rapper Jadakiss speak during the 2012 Rock the Bells Festival press conference and Fan Appreciation Party on at Santos Party House on June 13, 2012 in New York City.
    • DMX - NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23:  Rapper DMX attends the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 23, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

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    It's dark and a Phoenix jail is hot!

    According to a report from the Associate Press, fallen rapper DMX (Earl Simmons to his mama and baby mamas) has been ordered by a judge to spend six months in a Phoenix jail after violating his probation. The judge also ordered the rapper to undergo a mental health evaluation. This is just the most recent in a string of arrests and legal issues that have plagued the formerly multi-platinum rap superstar in recent years.

    Apparently, the 39-year-old DMX admitted in court, on Tuesday, March 16, that he committed a single violation of probation for failing a drug test last June. He was arrested March 9. He was released from jail last May after serving a 90-day sentence for felony convictions ranging from cruelty to animals, theft and drug counts.

    If DMX is indeed accepted into a drug rehabilitation program, he could be released ahead of schedule. Best of luck to DMX in cleaning up his act and getting back on track and focusing on what's really important.

    —Amy Sciarretto

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