The rapper known as DMX has been arrested in South Carolina. Again.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested by Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Police and charged with driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance and not having a tag, according to the Spartanburg County Detention Center.
Airport spokeswoman Rosylin Weston said Simmons was arrested just after 5 p.m. Monday, when officers who were familiar with Simmons’ previous arrests for driving with a suspended license spotted him sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle, Weston said.
Jail records show Simmons was booked late Monday afternoon on charges of driving under suspension, having an uninsured vehicle and not having a licensed vehicle.
Domenick Nati, a spokesman for Simmons, said the rapper spent three hours in jail and that the arrest would not keep Simmons from upcoming performances, including a scheduled appearance Wednesday on “The Wendy Williams Show.”
Simmons, 42, was arrested by Greer police in August on an outstanding warrant for driving under suspension and simple possession of marijuana.
That arrest came less than a month after Greenville County Sheriff’s deputies charged him with DUI.
Last year, he was charged in Spartanburg County with suspicion of driving without a license.
In 2011, Simmons was arrested in a Phoenix suburb after a trooper clocked him driving 102 mph. At the time, Simmons had been recently released from prison on probation revocation for failing to submit to drug testing and driving without a license.
The rapper’s string of hits starting in the late 1990s included “Party Up (Up in Here)” and “Get at Me Dog.”