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Arrested In South Carolina


8/21/2013 9:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

8:30 AM PT --
DMX has been released from jail, but there's a catch ... law enforcement tells us he's been placed under house arrest. It's unclear at this point how long he'll have to stay home.

And for the record ... DMX tells TMZ he was totally unaware there was any weed in the car.

7:44 AM PT --
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ ... DMX smelled like he was drunk and was in possession of WEED at the time of the arrest.

Cops say X was a passenger in an F350 truck that made an illegal lane change. When they stopped the ride, cops say they found a bag of weed sitting on the arm rest of the passenger door, where X was sitting.

Cops say one of the officers recognized DMX during the arrest and knew there was an active warrant for his arrest.

The officers proceeded to search the car ... and found 3 more bags of weed under the driver's floor board. ... so they cited the driver for possession of weed.

According to the report, DMX became "very aggressive with his words and was making multiple idle threats."

X was ultimately cited for weed and hauled to a nearby jail to deal with the warrant.

was arrested in South Carolina last night -- but immediately called BS on the cops -- screaming out allegations that he was set up ... and it was all caught on tape.

According to DMX, the cops pulled over a car he was riding in for making an illegal U-turn. During the stop, cops say they found weed in the car and put the rapper in 'cuffs.  Cops say they also noticed a warrant out for DMX stemming from a previous driving without a license case and informed him that he needed to go to jail.

082113_dmx_arrest_launchX was pissed and began ranting about the situation while a female friend of his recorded the entire incident.

"This ain't no normal traffic stop," X screamed ... "18 cops, 5 cars, get the f**k outta here man."

X also claims the driver did nothing wrong -- and the car should never have been pulled over in the first place.

"It was legal ... they got nothing."

At one point, you can hear X say, "I'm sweatin' like a motherf**ker, yo."

X was eventually hauled to jail in Greer County, SC -- and he's scheduled to face a judge sometime this morning.

Law enforcement sources say ... X is expected to be sentenced to 15 days behind bars ... but will most likely only have to serve 10, if he's a good boy.

During the arrest, X suffered what is believed to be a slight asthma attack ... and paramedics responded to the scene to treat the rapper. Don't worry, he's fine now.



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well well....I love his music...but the guy is f**** up !!! Wish he would be out of trouble for at least a week

430 days ago


Just go ahead and keep him in there for months. If you let him out, he will be right back. He keeps going to jail so much I am starting to have questions. Does he keep going for the jailhouse food or the male companionship.

429 days ago


I got this guy in a death pool. I'm a lock to win this. This dude is out of control.

429 days ago


This dude is typical ghetto s***. There are millions of these type of losers in the hood everyday that never gets reported on. He will never learn because he is an idiot. Thinks he can do anything illegal at any given time. I'd run him over if I had the chance

429 days ago


Are there any celebrities that actually have to abide by the law? Every other person would have been already been in jail after all these infractions.

429 days ago


This is sooooo surprising

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429 days ago


He was not driving. He has feelings. That's it.

429 days ago


It probably looks strange to folks that don't live in small town South Carolina but getting pulled over by a parade of law enforcement vehicles is pretty normal for those that live here. I got pulled over for going a whole 3 MPH over the limit during an emergency by 5 police cars once. It's quite a sight.

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