Your tip

DMX's Estranged Wife Happy He's Been Arrested

//dmx tashera simmons square getty

Jul. 27 2013, Published 2:59 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to FlipboardShare to Email
Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

In a bizarre twist to the sad tale of DMX being arrested yet again, the rapper's estranged wife tells exclusively she's happy the bust was made.

"It's nice to know he's alive and not on a drug binge somewhere," Tashera Simmons tells us.

The rapper -- real name Earl Simmons -- was pulled over by the South Carolina Highway Patrol at 2 am Friday and booked into the Greenville County Detention Center on charges of driving under the influence, driving without a license and not wearing a seatbelt.

Article continues below advertisement

He paid his $1,235 bail and was released, the Chicago Tribune is reporting.

DMX has a lengthy history of drug and alcohol related offenses, animal cruelty, weapons charges and probation violations.  He has several felony convictions and has served prison time in Arizona.

His estranged wife tells us her "soon-to-be-ex and love of 25 years" had "blown off" a child support court hearing on Thursday, and "fled to South Carolina."  He is in arrears on support for their four children, she claims.

Celebrity Justice

"I hope he gets the help he needs because his children and I need him to man up and be a father," she says.

DMX is currently at his home in South Carolina where he is focusing on his "upcoming album and acting roles," his rep Nati Domenick told Reuters.  Domenick also insists that DMX was not arrested for drunk driving.  His client, he says, was quickly released after being given "a breathalyzer test and passing it."



More From Radar Online

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 RADAR ONLINE™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. RADAR ONLINE is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.