Assault Charges Against DMX Dropped

As reported on Friday, assault charges against DMX have been dropped, paving the way for the rapper’s return to the genre of Hip-Hop. The rapper, born Earl Simmons, was charged with felony attempted aggravated assault, for an alleged altercation with a guard at the Tent City Jail, where he was incarcerated for 90 days on separate, animal cruelty and fraud related charges.

The charges was dropped this morning (June 8), in a Maricopa, Arizona courtroom a representative for the rapper has confirmed.

DMX entered into a plea agreement where he pleaded guilty and was dismissed with no jail time or additional probation.

The rapper will still serve 18 months of supervised probation.

“DMX is standing on the corner eating a hot dog at the court house in Phoenix and is now a free man,” a representative for the rapper said. “He is happy to be free and ready to begin his new life.”

DMX, 38, is currently accepting tour dates and is planning to hit the road in support of his upcoming projects, including a double Gospel/Hip-Hop album titled Walk With Me Now and You’ll Fly With Me Later.