DMX turned himself in to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Courthouse on Monday afternoon (July 26) at about 2:30 p.m. to begin serving a 90-day sentence stemming from a 2002 reckless driving charge, according to his attorney.
X was arrested for DUI way back in '02, but reached a plea deal for a lesser charge of reckless driving, the rapper's lawyer, Aja Southern, told MTV News on Monday. Southern alleged that a series of events, including X having to serve time in an Arizona jail on an unrelated charge, had caused her client to postpone his L.A. sentence.
TMZ, however, reported that the Yonkers MC violated terms of his probation related to the 2002 case and as a result must serve time behind bars.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Probation Office would not confirm to MTV News whether DMX had violated his probation. Representatives for the Los Angeles Superior Court system were not available at press time to respond to inquiries made by MTV News.
And at press time, it remained unclear what the rapper may have done to land back in prison; DMX was recently sprung from an Arizona jail after completing a month stint arising from another probation violation.
DMX has made headlines in the past several years for his many mishaps with the law — from drug possession to a series of driving offenses — in both Arizona and Florida.
But his attorney said X is already on the path to becoming a more responsible citizen.
"Mr. Simmons is here today to fully cooperate with respect to any matters of the Court's concern," Southern wrote in a prepared statement. "This is one of many steps towards rebuilding his image and rapport with the community and his loyal fans."
VH-1's "Behind the Music" series recently aired a special focused on X, in which it was revealed that he had been working on a brand-new album. Swizz Beatz and newcomer Scoop DeVille were said to be onboard. The Dog, as his fans and friends call him, also appears on the just-released remix of Busta Rhymes' "Stop the Party," along with Ghostface Killah, Cam'ron and Swizz.