Pack up that “Free DMX” T-shirt.
After serving a month of what was supposed to be a 70-day sentence at New York’s Rikers Island, the rapper was released early on December 30 for good conduct.
DMX was relieved of two-thirds of his sentence for behaving himself behind bars and had also accrued some credit for time spent previously in jail, a spokesperson for the Queens district attorney told E! News on Friday (January 6). Neither DMX’s spokesperson nor his attorney could be reached for comment.
The 34-year-old X, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was ordered to 70 days in jail on November 18 for a parole violation stemming from a guilty plea last year to reckless endangerment and driving under the influence (see “DMX Sentenced To 70 Days Behind Bars” ).
He was later given another week for a separate incident in which his SUV struck a car that then smashed into a police car (see “DMX Arrested After Triggering Three-Car Collision In New York” ), but the judge allowed him to serve the time concurrently with his previous sentence (see “DMX Called ’Violation Waiting To Happen’ By Judge, Gets Seven More Days In Jail” ).