Rap icon DMX was arrested for violating his probation. TMZ broke the news saying the rapper tested positive for opiates, cocaine and oxycodone. He was taken into custody at a Manhattan courthouse as the judge thought he would be a flight risk.
X was out on bail for tax evasion charges and was ordered to take part in drug rehab as part of the conditions. He completed his rehab at a New England rehab facility, but has struggled with drug abuse for a very long time.
According to HipHopDX:
Footage of X in an airport bar that circulated last week raised a few eyebrows. In the clip, X is seen drinking and buying shots for people as he preached the word of God.
The rapper was arrested on 14 felony counts of tax evasion last July and plead guilty in November. If convicted, DMX – real name Earl Simmons – faces up to 44 years in prison.