Failed Drug Test Delays Rapper's Release

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

PHOENIX (AP) -- The rapper known as DMX will have to spend at least an extra week in an Arizona state prison for failing a drug test.

The 40-year-old whose real name is Earl Simmons was given a year
in prison in December after his probation was revoked for failing to submit to drug testing and driving on a suspended license. He was credited with 117 days he had already spent behind bars.

Arizona Department of Corrections spokesman Barrett Marson confirmed DMX was due to be released from a prison in Yuma on
Wednesday. His new release date is July 19.

Prison records show he's also been caught smoking twice and once
with drugs since January. He's been making 20 cents an hour as a
porter. first reported the failed drug test.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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