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DMX Arrested at Phoenix Mall

DMX added identity theft to his long rap sheet when he was arrested at Phoenix’s Metrocenter mall on Saturday on suspicion of giving a false name and Social Security number in an attempt at dodging a hospital bill.

According to reports, the troubled rapper was admitted to Scottsdale, Arizona’s Mayo Clinic in April and went by the name Troy Jones. X, whose real name is Earl Simmons, failed to pay the $7,500 medical bill. Simmons was picked up by the Phoenix police while hanging out with friends in the shopping center. The rapper has had several run-ins with the law in the last year and this weekend’s arrest marks his fifth since May.

“He’s back in jail again,” Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. “I don’t know why judges keep letting this guy out. Every time he goes in there, he gets out on bond.” Arpaio added, “I’m hoping this is the one time he’s going to pay the penalty for his offense.” Simmons is currently awaiting trial on charges of animal cruelty and felony drug possession stemming from an August 2007 raid on his Arizona home.

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    Trouble finds DMX again. He’s arrested for failing to appear in court, after recent arrests for a drug and having no valid driver’s license. He was also arrested twice in May and awaits trial on animal cruelty charges.

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    A judge on Friday ordered Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. 50 Cent, to surrender all of his guns after issuing a temporary restraining order on the rapper at the request of his ex-girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins. “To my knowledge, he has no guns,” said Jackson’s lawyer, Brett Kimmel. This is just the latest salvo in a long fight over money between Jackson and Tompkins.

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    Young Jeezy was hit with driving under the influence and speeding charges after his Corvette was pulled over during a late-night stop on June 18 in Atlanta. Police didn’t say how fast he was going, or if he took a field sobriety test.

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    Snoop Dogg kicked off his Father’s Day with the news that his wife Shante Broadus was arrested shortly past midnight on June 15 for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol.

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    Warren Griffin III, better known as rapper Warren G, was a passenger in a car that was pulled over for a red light violation early on June 8. Police found what they believe to be marijuana in the car and took both Griffin and the driver into custody on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.

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