DMX was sentenced to 90 days in jail Friday (January 30) after copping a plea in which he pleaded guilty to theft, drug-possession and animal-cruelty charges.
The rapper (real name: Earl Simmons) was also placed on at least 18 months’ supervised probation by Maricopa County Superior Court Commissioner Phemonia Miller.
He pleaded guilty in December 2008 to three felony counts — that included theft, possession or use of marijuana, and possession or use of narcotic drugs — and one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty.
The animal cruelty charge stems from an August 2007 raid of his Arizona home by Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies. Authorities investigating a report of animal abuse found three dead dogs, guns, ammunition and drug paraphernalia.
He has been incarcerated since December, after he was arrested in Miami on a warrant when he failed to appear for a court date in Arizona.
During his sentencing, X was reportedly smiling, as he entered the courtroom Friday. But, after sitting down, he complained to have pain in his feet and knees and thought he was suffering from gout, reports the Associated Press.
“I don’t know DMX. Mr. Simmons, it’s time you do something different,” Court Commissioner Phemonia Miller said during the hearing, according to the AP. “What you have been doing is not working.”
Despite being in jail for nearly two months, X will not given credit for time served, and is expected to stay in jail until the end of April.