DMX Released On Appeal

Rapper DMX was released from jail on appeal late Wednesday after his arrest that same day for driving without a license and marijuana possession charges.

As we previously reported, the rapper was jailed on an outstanding warrant that had been issued after he missed a March 23 court date (see "UPDATE: DMX Jailed On Warrant, Drug Charge"). On that date, DMX (real name Earl Simmons) was to have faced various charges stemming from a May 3 arrest Cheektowaga, New York for driving with a suspended license and marijuana possession (see "DMX Arrested On Driving, Drug Possession Charges").

DMX turned himself in to Cheektowaga police on Wednesday morning on the warrant, and when processing the rapper, police claim they found pot on him yet again. Police then tacked another marijuana possession charge to DMX's list of legal woes and sentenced the rapper to 15 days in prison with

no bail.

The rapper's lawyers are appealing the case, calling the sentence "excessive," and won DMX's release pending that appeal on Wednesday afternoon.

Asked about the fact that DMX turned himself in to police on Wednesday while holding marijuana, the rapper's lawyers called the turn of events "embarrassing."