Apparently not happy with only spending 90 days in prison, rapper DMX is still bringing the shenanigans, and is now being charged with assault after throwing a tantrum, and a tray of food, at a corrections officer, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
DMX (né Earl Simmons), 38, is currently serving the 90-day term at Maricopa County Jail, outside of Phoenix, after having pled guilty last December to felony charges of theft, drug possession and a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. After refusing to report for a prison work assignment and scheduled medication last month, subsequently shouting profanities at a different corrections officer, possibly as a result of not getting his meds, Simmons was punished by being put on an exclusive bread-and-water diet.
On Sunday, according to Sheriff Joe Arpaio (known for being a tough cookie in his own right) Simmons became upset after an officer told him that he couldn’t have food that he had taken from a serving tray, resulting in the rapper throwing the tray of food at the officer. No word yet on what type of food was on the tray, but it’s probably safe to say that it was neither bread nor water.
In addition to his 90-day prison sentence, DMX will also be on probation for 18 months following his release, though this latest stunt (which has resulted in aggravated assault charges for the Ruff Ryder) may throw a wrench into those plans.
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