We reported yesterday that DMX had been arrested in Arizona, yet again, after officers pulled him over and charged him with speeding, driving with a suspended license, and reckless driving. The rapper had only just gotten out of prison last month. And today, X and his publicist, Domenick Nati, are looking to clear the air and get their version of the story out there after the reports were “being blown way out of proportion.”
They issued a statement to The Source, which you can read below.
“This situation is being blown way out of proportion. DMX was in jail for approximately one hour. Also the report given by Sgt. Rudy Lujan of AHP, was exaggerated according to the people present. DMX does admit to driving at 85mph but not nearly at the speed that was suggested in the report. In response to the constant harassment by Arizona law enforcement, DMX says this, “God brought me to Phoenix and I’m not going to let no man run me and my family from our home!” Despite being under a microscope, DMX is doing everything he can to put his past criminal charges behind him and focus on music. – Domenick Nati
It will be interesting to watch how this moves forward and if it will land X in any more legal trouble outside of a few fines. And, honestly, after hearing his and Busta Rhymes’ take on “Otis,” we wouldn’t mind if he just got back to focusing on his music.