DMX's House Raided, Cops Rescue 12 Pitbulls
Maricopa County Sheriff deputies reportedly rescued 12 distraught pit bulls from DMX's Cave Creek, AZ residence this morning (August 24).
DMX (born Earl Simmons) wasn't present when the raid took place. Deputy sources also revealed that several weapons were found on the property, according to TMZ.
The Yonkers rapper has been haunted by legal issues for some time now, including arrests on several traffic violations in the last few years.
Known for his K-9 infatuation as a rapper, with a trademark bark, dog clothing line and a tattoo of one deceased pet, Boomer, across his back, DMX has been cited for cruel treatment to his animals. In 2002, X pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in New Jersey for reportedly neglecting 14 pit bulls. Part of his sentence required him to perform public service announcements against animal abuse.
The raid on X's home comes weeks after Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was indicted for running a dog fighting operation. Vick has since plead guilty.