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DMX arrested for speeding in Phoenix area

DMX appears in a scene from the film 'Never Die Alone.' (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

August 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Rapper DMX was arrested for speeding in the Phoenix area this week.

The 40-year-old, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was pulled over and arrested Wednesday night in Mesa for allegedly going around 102 mph. He posted bail Thursday morning.

Officials said he was cited for criminal speed, driving on a suspended and revoked license and reckless driving.

He was released from an Arizona state prison last month after his probation was revoked for failing to submit to drug testing and driving on a suspended license.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.