Acccording to various sources, DMX is heading back to prison for one year after pleading guilty to violating the terms of his probation.
The Maricopa County Superior Court revoked the rap star’s probation from 2009, stemming from a conviction on fraud charges, identity theft, assault and a variety of other misdemeanor charges. DMX, born Earl Simmons, will be sent back to prison for a full year, after he was arrested on November 18th by officers who arrested the rapper for failing to check in with probation officers and abusing prescription drugs without a prescription.
He was also accused of driving on a suspended license.
DMX has already served two stints in prison this year. Judge Mulleneaux said, “Substance abuse issues are at the root of this problem … Your criminal history goes back to 1988. It’s going to continue if you don’t take care of your mental health.”
It certainly looks like DMX will be spending his birthday behind bars. The rapper turns 40 on Dec. 18 (Yesterday).