Rapper DMX has been arrested more times than he would like to remember, but the Yonkers rapper is saying his trip to a South Carolina jail last evening was bogus.
According to reports, DMX was arrested in South Carolina after police found weed in a car in which he was a passenger, and for an outstanding warrant. The female driver of the vehicle, his assistant Anitra Rhodes, was pulled over initially when she allegedly made an illegal U-turn.
In a video obtained by TMZ, the rapper claims the police were being overzealous in their arrest and that the turn was legal.
“This ain’t no normal traffic stop, 18 cops, 5 cars, get the f**k outta here, man.” X stated before adding, “It was legal … they got nothing.”
According to TMZ:
“X was eventually hauled to jail in Greer County, S.C., and he’s scheduled to face a judge sometime this morning.
“Law enforcement sources say X is expected to be sentenced to 15 days behind bars , but will most likely only have to serve 10.”
DMX’s publicist provided Atlanta Black Star with a statement:
“DMX was riding 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 driver and the alleged bags of marijuana were never shown to DMX or the driver. DMX was released this morning at approximately 11am EST and is back at his home in South Carolina.”
Police said they also noticed a warrant out for DMX stemming from a previous driving without a license case.