The dog didn't do it. Those are the words embattled rapper DMX is standing by regarding his latest arrest on driving infraction charges. As previously reported, X was arrested in Phoenix after authorities say they clocked the dog speeding 102 mph in a 60 zone. To make matters worse, the Yonkers native was driving with a suspended license and was immediately booked on the charges and later released
DMX released a statement saying the new charges are inaccurate and that he's being targeted by the Phoenix police department and now has plans to sue.
"I was going 85 miles per hour ... I know for a fact I didn't go more than 90," X told TMZ. "I'm used to driving fast, I'm a New Yorker ... but I constantly look at the speedometer when I'm driving ... I need to make sure I don't drive too fast. I plan on suing ... and I plan on suing for harassment. I'm in discussions with multiple lawyers who are not afraid to go against the system in helping me clear my name because I have been harassed."
DMX's arrest comes just over a month since his release from an Arizona state jail in Yuma after serving eight months following a probation violation.
A spokesperson for the rapper (born Earl Simmons) confirmed his release to MTV News and hinted that the end of X's latest stint behind bars will hopefully mark a new beginning for the troubled MC.
"Earl has so much more to offer the world," manager Nakia Walker said in a statement announcing X's release. "His latest project has been on hold for so long! It is now time for X to redefine the world of Hip-Hop with his highly anticipated album of inspirational, painful & street accredited rhymes. It is time to let the Dog out of the kennel."