Let's run down the recent past, shall we? It's a pretty impressive list, by any rapper's standards.
WHEN: July 19, 2008
WHERE: Phoenix, Arizona
WHAT: Medical identity theft
Earl Simmons a.k.a. DMX — a rap artist who seems to run afoul of the law frequently — was arrested in a Phoenix mall on Saturday for identity theft.
Apparently, DMX used the name Troy Jones when seeking medical care for pneumonia, according to KNXV-TV in Phoenix. He also used a social security number that didn't belong to him. Allegedly, DMX did this to get out of paying a $7500 bill.
WHEN: July 2, 2008
WHAT: Outstanding warrants
DMX was arrested in Arizona this morning, as he exited a flight from Fort Lauderdale. The rapper currently has two outstanding warrants in Phoenix. Three-peat!
WHEN: June 23, 2008
WHERE: Miami, Florida
WHAT: Invalid driver's license
DMX is set to break the record for most arrested rapper following his arrest last Monday (June 23) in Miami on a warrant for not having a valid driver’s license.
The 37-year-old rapper, born Early Simmons, was arrested by Miami Dade County Police at around 1:30 p.m. and taken to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Institute.
WHEN: May 9, 2008
WHERE: Phoenix, Arizona
WHAT: Drug and animal-cruelty
DMX was arrested on drug and animal-cruelty charges following an overnight raid on the rapper's house Friday, authorities said. [...]
The arrest and search warrants stemmed from indictments for felony drug possession and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. He made an initial court appearance Friday where bail was sent at $7,500, said his local attorney, Cameron Morgan. Morgan said he expected bail to be posted quickly.
WHEN: May 7, 2008
Rapper DMX was arrested Tuesday by Arizona police on a laundry list of motor vehicle charges stemming from a January incident where cameras caught him driving 114 mph on a local highway.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was charged with racing on a highway, reckless driving, two counts of endangerment and three counts of criminal speed and driving on a suspended license.
WHEN: June 25, 2004
WHERE: JFK Airport, New York
WHAT: Attempted robbery, criminal impersonation and criminal mischief
Hip hop star turned Hollywood actor DMX has been arrested on charges that he and another man tried to steal a car at JFK Airport in New York.
DMX, real name Earl Simmons, and Jackie Hudgins were arrested last night (June 24) after police interrupted a dispute between the two and another man whose car they allegedly tried to steal, authorities said.
The pair were arrested on charges of attempted robbery, criminal impersonation and criminal mischief.