DMX Released From Prison, Assigned New Court Date

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

traffic charges.

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rapper's New York license had been revoked, after he failed to answer a summons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


they write me up, give me a ticket and I'm like, 'Are you serious?'," DMX

told "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].'"