Friday’s arrest of DMX was not a good look figuratively. And now with video of the incident, it literally doesn’t look good.
It’s not clear what condition the rapper was in when he was popped, but whatever the cause, in the dash-cam video, he’s seen nodding off once he was inside the cop car and TMZ has the footage.
As we reported, Earl Simmons, otherwise known as rapper/actor DMX, was busted in South Carolina around 3AM Friday after police determined he had been driving under the influence.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether X was busted for alcohol or some other substance — but based on the dash cam footage, it appears to have been for alcohol and not just because X was a little sleepy.
In the footage, the cop asks X if he’s been boozing, and X says he had one drink — but later it sounds like he admits to drinking “4 or 5″ (the audio is pretty bad). Despite the drinks, X insists he’s not too drunk to drive. The cop doesn’t buy it.
As far as the arrest is concerned, DMX’s camp is disputing the TMZ report that he was booked for DUI:
“Allegations about DMX being arrested for drunk driving are false. He was arrested early this morning but quickly released. X was given a breathalyzer test and easily passed it,” the MC’s rep told MTV News in a written statement, adding that the rapper was charged with driving without a license.
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1. Columbus Short recently admitted to self medicating with drugs including cocaine and alcohol.
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2. Rapper Lil' Wayne says he isn't addicted to Codeine, but continuous health scares proves that he may be.
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3. Michael Jackson battled a public addiction of painkillers. (PR)
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4. Lamar Odom's addiction to drugs cost him his marriage to Khloe Kardashian and ended his NBA career.
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5. In 2009 Paula Abdul revealed a 12 year addicted to painkillers. (PR)
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6. Samuel L. Jackson was addicted to cocaine in the 80's. He credits his wife for helping him get clean.
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7. Wendy Williams has been quoted calling herself a "functioning addict". She was addicted to cocaine during her days on the radio.
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8. Eminem was addicted to pain pills. (PR)
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9. T.I. has been very vocal about his addiction to drugs, crediting fellow rapper Eminem for his sobriety. (PR)
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10. Naomi Campbell admitted she was a recovering cocaine user. Her addiction started in 1994. (PR)
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11. Oprah admitted to being a habitual cocaine user in her 20's, but she'd become famously known for her struggles with her food addiction. (PR)
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12. Whitney Houston had a drug addiction. (PR)
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13. Lindsay Lohan has spent time in rehab for cocaine, pills and an alcohol addiction. (PR)
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14. Kirk Franklin was addicted to pornography (PR)
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15. Terry Crews was addicted to pornography (PR)
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16. Mary J. Blige was addicted to cocaine in her early 20's. (PR)
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17. Bobby Brown struggles with Alcohol abuse. (PR)
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18. Chaka Khan battled alcohol and drug addiction. (PR)
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19. Tiger Woods reportedly entered sex rehab for sex addiction. (PR)
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20. Monifah was addicted to cocaine for 7 years, she is now clean.(PR)
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21. Charles Barkley has lost over $10 million from gambling overtime. (PR)
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22. Eric Benet entered a 35-day treatment in 2002 for sex addiction. (PR)
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23. Michael Jordan struggled with a gambling addiction. (PR)
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24. Bruno Mars battled an addiciton to cocaine. (PR)
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25. Nicole Richie struggled with a heroine addiction. (PR)
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26. Evelyn Lozada's ex Antoine Walker blew threw away millions of dollars due to gambling. (AP)
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27. Queen Latifah had a bout with drug addiction, she also sold drugs as a young adult. (PR)
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28. Kid Cudi struggled with addictions to liquid cocaine. (PR)
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29. Dennis Rodman had problems with alcoholism. (PR)
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30. Actress Maia Campbell was addicted to crack cocaine. (EURweb)
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31. The legendary Gladys Knight struggled with a gambling addiction losing up to $45k a night. (PR)
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32. Allen Iverson struggled with a gambling addiction. (AP)
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33. Nadya Suleman checked herself into rehab for a prescription drug addiction. (PR)
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