The Dog says he is now obedient and will follow the will of God. On Monday, DMX turned himself in to Los Angeles Metropolitan Court for a reckless driving charge he received in 2002. The rap veteran’s lawyer, Aja Southern, said he is expected to serve no more than 90 days as part of his plea bargain.
Representatives for the Los Angeles Superior Court system were not available at press time to respond to inquiries made by MTV News.
Before going to jail, X taped an interview in which he spoke about his most recent legal situation. “What’s going on today is that I’m going to turn myself in,” he said. “Me and my crew, we came to the conclusion that would be best. It was something that happened years ago, a driving in infraction.”
X also noted that getting the jail sentence behind him is another step in his personal and professional recovery. “I like L.A., I like the fans, I like to come out here to work. I wanna get that over with,” he explained. “It’s one of the first steps in regaining everything I lost.”
In the video, X looks to be getting in shape, gaining some mass and starting to resemble the man that fans know for terrorizing the mic with his lyrical barks. The Yonkers, New York, native noted that he has a new outlook on spirituality.
“My relationship with God has gotten so much stronger. He’s always had his hand on me. He always guided me. I didn’t always go where he wanted me to go. But he always had me. Now that I’m actually listening and being obedient, life is so much better.”
DMX is working on new music. A track called “Time to Get Paid,” which plays throughout his less-than-a-minute interview, is slated to come out soon. He also appears on the remix to “Stop the Party” with Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz, Cam’ron and Ghostface Killah.