DMX was arrested in South Carolina early Wednesday on a charge of driving without a license. The rapper recently completed a stint behind bars after his probation was revoked for the same reason and because he refused to submit to a drug test.

The 42-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested after police said they saw him leaving a gas station in Greer, in northwestern South Carolina, around 1 a.m., the Associated Press reported. He was taken to jail, then released after paying a fine.

Authorities said DMX had been issued tickets in other South Carolina cities, accused of driving without a license, and that a state DMV search indicated he had only a state ID card on him, according to local TV station Fox 10.

The “Ruff Ryders Anthem” rapper’s 5-month-old daughter was in the back seat during the incident, according to an interview he gave Fox 10 as he was leaving the jail. Watch the video below.

“They followed me, watched me at the gas station get in the car. And he followed me around the corner, pulled me over. Why, first of all, he could have pulled me over at the gas station as soon as I got in the car. He didn’t do that,” the rapper told the news station.

“He followed me around the corner, pulled me over, knew I didn’t have a license, put the ‘cuffs on me, brought me here. I paid money when I could have just paid money right there on the spot. It’s basically just five hours wasted for nothing, you know,” he added. “I don’t have a court date, I don’t have a court appearance. Yeah. I just paid the money and went about my way, and I had my 5-month-old daughter in the car.” – Columbia, South Carolina |

He is never going to learn, sometimes I think some guys like being behind bars.

  • reese

    man, this dude just can’t get right. between him and beanie sigel i wonder if either will ever put out an album ever!

    • MoorFedayeen

      Naw Beans be on some other felon sh1t that’s gonna get him some real time.

  • 1luv

    I think his rap sheet is longer then Snoop’s. Not surprised to hear this.

  • MoorFedayeen

    Suspended L’s could happen anytime. Real niccas don’t pay their speeding tickets.

  • The Man

    that’s the problem w/ being famous cause i know a dude who’s been driving w/o a license for over 5 years and has never been pulled over…but the police ain’t checking for him because they don’t know who he is.