DMX Denies Assaulting Prison Guard In Statement
Incarcerated Hip-Hop star DMX is deputing allegations that he assaulted a corrections officer earlier this week.
Initial reports alleged that DMX, real name Earl Simmons, threw a tray of food at an officer following a verbal dispute.
The issue was over the officer confronting the Yonkers native for allegedly stealing food.
Because of the incident, DMX was rebooked on suspicion of aggravated assault with the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office.
X, who is currently serving 90 days in jail on animal cruelty, theft, and drug charges, vehemently denies the assault allegation and claims hes the recipient of a smear campaign.
"Many of you know me as DMX but right now I am speaking to you as Earl Simmons, the embattled emcee told tmz.com. For the record, I want to state 'I Did Not' physically touch or hit an officer. This is just another attempt to destroy my credibility."
In January, DMX allegedly verbally assaulted a prison supervisor after he was reprimanded for not reporting to his scheduled work assignment and missing his medication treatment.
At press time, DMX faces the probability of his 90 day prison sentence being extended.