PHOENIX – Authorities say rapper DMX has been arrested in Phoenix for investigation of violating his probation by using drugs.
The 39-year-old performer was arrested by Maricopa County probation officers and is being held without bond in the county jail.
Court documents released Friday allege he violated probation by using cocaine and OxyContin, failing to submit to drug testing and driving on a suspended license. He was arrested Thursday.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, has been arrested twice for violating probation for 2009 felony convictions for cruelty to animals, theft and two drug counts.
Probation officials want his probation revoked. Simmons' attorney could not immediately be reached.