DMX Misses Court Date In Arizona Drug Case

DMX is notorious for not showing up to interviews on time, but you’d think court would be another matter. A bench warrant will most likely be issued for the rapper (born Earl Simmons) Tuesday afternoon (August 12) in Phoenix, after he did not appear for a pretrial conference related to his drug case earlier in the day.

According to a press release issued by the Maricopa County Superior Court, in addition to the warrant, Commissioner Phemonia Miller raised the rapper’s bond to $25,000 as a penalty for his failure to show. (The court actually posted video of today’s proceedings.)

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PICTURED: Rapper DMX arrives at the CUN, Children’s United Nations, Academy Awards celebration dinner and after party held at The Music Box on February 25, 2007 in Hollywood, California.

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