DMX moved to Arizona State Prison’s Mental Health Unit


On the sentencing judge’s belief that Earl DMX Simmons has “an undiagnosed mental condition,” the troubled multi-platinum rapper was recently moved to a mental health unit at an Arizona State Prison Complex, having been sentenced to a year in jail on December 16th for violating terms of his probation, reports Phoenix New Times.

DMX’s manager, Nakia Walker, wouldn’t comment specifically on whether DMX might have a mental disorder, but she says she wasn’t surprised when he was moved to a mental-health unit.

The rapper himself always has refused to comment on speculation about his mental state. In 2001, he threatened to beat up writer William Shaw for asking about it in a Blender magazine interview. “Waaaay too personal,” DMX said.

The embattled hip-hop star is incarcerated for the 13th time. His record includes more than 25 arrests across the nation, 11 felony convictions, and 15 misdemeanor convictions.

Arizona Department of Corrections files confirm that DMX was admitted to the Flamenco Mental Health Unit at Alhambra on December 20. According to Walker, he will not be allowed to have visitors for 30 days. Phoenix New Times