Rapper DMX Arrested in South Carolina, Claims He Was Framed — UPDATE
UPDATE 8/21/13 1:32 p.m. (ET): DMX's PR rep Domenick Nati tells Wetpaint Entertainment that the rapper was driving with his two assistants, Shawn Durham and Shawn Rhodes, when he was arrested. X has released an official statement saying, "DMX was driving in the passenger seat when the vehicle he was in was pulled over last night. Although officers pulled them over for a minor traffic violation, DMX was asked to step outside so they can search the vehicle. Officers then claimed that they found bags of marijuana in the floorboard and arrested X. No drugs were found on DMX or the other passengers and the alleged bags of marijuana were never shown to DMX or the other passengers. DMX was released this morning at approximately 11am EST and is back at his home in South Carolina."
TMZ reports that though the rapper was, in fact, released from jail, he is currently on house arrest for an indefinite period of time.
ORIGINAL STORY: Run, DMX!
According to TMZ, the famous rapper was arrested in South Carolina last night after police pulled him over for making an illegal U-turn. The cops found weed in DMX’s car, but the “Party Up (Up in Here)” singer is claiming that he was set up.
“This ain’t no normal traffic stop,” he screamed on the tape. “18 cops, 5 cars, get the f— outta here man.”
Something tells us that’s not the way to address a cop when you’ve been arrested, but considering the boys in blue also noticed a warrant out for DMX from a previous case in which he drove without a license, we’d say he has bigger problems.
The rapper was taken to jail in Greer County, S.C. and should face a judge sometime today. TMZ reports that he’ll likely face 15 days behind bars, but will only have to serve 10 if he behaves.
The site also reports that DMX suffered an asthma attack during the arrest, but is fine now.