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Rapper DMX sentenced to prison for 1 year

December 16, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Rapper DMX has had his probation revoked in Arizona and is heading to prison for one year.The Maricopa County Superior Court issued the ruling Thursday against the rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons.

Simmons was arrested last month for violating probation. Court documents allege he failed to submit to drug testing and drove on a suspended license.

Simmons was placed on probation last year after convictions for attempted aggravated assault for throwing a food tray at a jail guard and theft for trying to use a fake name to avoid paying a $7,500 hospital bill.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


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