DMX arrested in Phoenix on outstanding warrants

July 2, 2008 7:22:54 PM PDT
DMX has been arrested at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on outstanding warrants. Maricopa County Sheriff's Department spokesman Aaron Douglas says the rapper, 37, was taken into custody Wednesday morning after arriving from Florida.

DMX (real name: Earl Simmons) is being held on a $1,075 bond for driving with a suspended license and a $10,000 bond stemming from previous drug charges.

Douglas says DMX had failed to appear in court and warrants were issued. He is expected to appear before a judge late Wednesday.

His lawyer in Phoenix, Cameron Morgan, declined TO comment.

The musician/actor has had a recent string of run-ins with the law. He was arrested Friday in Miami on charges of attempting to purchase cocaine and attempting to purchase marijuana.

DMX recorded the 1999 hit single "Party Up (Up in Here)." His last album, "Year of the Dog ... Again," was released last year.