Rap star DMX’s problems
continue with the law, as the chart topping artist was cited for carrying a
concealed handgun outside of a Scottsdale, Arizona nightclub on Friday (June
According to police,
DMX was stopped near Scottsdale nightclub Buzz, after they saw him take a handgun
and place it underneath the front seat of the car he was driving, a 1964 Chevy
Simmons, who was
not arrested, was cited for a misdemeanor charge of not having a permit to conceal
the weapon in the vehicle.
"He had the
top down, the cops were right in the area, and they saw him take out the gun
and put it under the front seat," Scottsdale Police Detective Sam Bailey
told The Arizona Republic.
The charges are
the latest in a series of incidents with the law over the past month.
On June 2, the
rapper was stopped in White Plains for driving erratically. In that incident,
police said he cut another motorist off and was speeding in his 2001 Chevy Suburban.
DMX, born Earl
Simmons, was subsequently charged with a misdemeanor charge of aggravated unlicensed
operation of a motor vehicle.
Just nine days
later on June 16, the rapper was issued a summons for driving on the shoulder
of the road, after his 2006 Chevy Suburban was struck by another vehicle as
he attempted to reenter traffic, while avoiding congestion on the Hutchinson
River Parkway in Harrison, New York.
The rapper was
due in court on June 16 to face the June 2 charges, but his appearance was postponed
at the behest of his attorney, Murray Richman.
He will now appear
in court on June 21 to face the White Plains charges.
Additionally, the rapper will appear in court in Harrison, New York on July
21 for the incident on the Hutchinson River Parkway.