DMX has decided to check himself into rehab after the rapper was a no-show to Def Jam's 35th Anniversary party where he was supposed to be the headliner.
The rapper posted a statement on social media apologizing for cancelling concerts and bailing but asked for support while he focuses on his sobriety. At the time, X said he had to bail for 'personal reasons.”
Def Jam 35th Anniversary Show
Fabolous and Jadakiss stepped in to save the anniversary party and performed hits such as “Breathe” and “We Gonna Make It."
2 Chainz, Slick Rick, and Teyana Taylor were amongst stars in attendance.
Past Legal Issues
DMX has struggled with drug and alcohol for abuse for many years. In 2000, DMX served a 15-day jail sentence for possession of marijuana.
X served another jail sentence in 2001 for driving without a license and possession of marijuana. At the time, DMX entered substance abuse treatment in 2002.
In January of 2002, DMX plead guilty in New Jersey to 13 counts of animal cruelty, two counts of maintaining a nuisance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
The 'Ruff Ryder's Anthem' rapper was then arrested in 2004, at John F. Kennedy International Airport on charges of cocaine possession, criminal impersonation, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal mischief, menacing, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
The charges also included claiming to be a federal agent and attempting to carjack a vehicle.
The rapper has been in and out of jail over the last few years after violating probation for numerous offenses.
Sounds like X is doing the right thing by getting treatment, and is taking steps to get clean before he ends up in a worse position.