*Stop us if you've heard this song before, but the arrests just keep coming for DMX. For a fourth time since early May, the rapper was put in handcuffs – this time in Phoenix due to two outstanding warrants.
The artist, born Earl Simmons, was arrested Wednesday morning at a Phoenix airport as he exited a flight from Fort Lauderdale. His lawyer, Murray Richman, told MTV that X knew he would be apprehended as soon as he touched down in his home state for a court hearing on a previous case.
He could now face several months in an Arizona jail while waiting for his next court date to be scheduled, and possibly more time after that.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio — known as "America's Toughest Sheriff" and the man who snatched two honorary badges from Shaquille O'Neal following his freestyle about Kobe Bryant — reportedly told TMZ that X "never learns his lesson" and that he hopes to keep the rapper in jail.
DMX was returning to Arizona to face charges of animal cruelty and drug possession stemming from an arrest in May. He was arrested in Miami on June 27 for allegedly trying to buy cocaine and marijuana, just four days after his arrest in Florida for driving without a valid driver's license.