Rapper DMX posted
$25,000 in bail and has been released from prison in Westchester County, New
York, after being incarcerated for missing two court dates to answer misdemeanor
DMX, born Earl
Simmons, posted bail after spending Thursday night (June 28) in jail due to
a missed court date on Wednesday (June 21).
The rapper was
originally due in court on June 16, but missed that date due to a prior engagement.
A judge granted
the rapper an extension and reassigned his court date for June 21, but the he
failed to show, after falling ill while traveling from Arizona to New York.
The court date
stems from a June 2 incident, in which police accused DMX of driving erratically
in White Plains, New York.
He was charged
with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, as well as seat belt
and unsafe lane change violations.
Police said the
rapper’s New York license had been revoked, after he failed to answer a summons
in Queens, due to an unrelated incident.
DMX must now appear
in court on July 24 to answer the charges in White Plains. He also has a court
date on July 11, for driving infractions in Harrison, New York.
In the Harrison,
New York incident, his 2006 Chevy Suburban collided with another vehicle as
he attempted to re-enter traffic on the Hutchinson River Parkway, while driving
on the shoulder of the road.
DMX addressed his
arrests in a recent
interview with AllHipHop.com.
they write me up, give me a ticket and I’m like, ‘Are you serious?’," DMX
told AllHipHop.com. "You have to handcuff me just to give me a f**kin’
ticket? The same thing that makes you laugh, makes you cry. Sometimes I’m drunk
doing 150 miles per hour and they let me go. [Police officer says,] ‘My kid
loves you. Have a good night.’ Sometimes it’s ‘You’re DMX, please step
out of the car [to be arrested].’"