DMX, born Earl Simmons, was temporarily released from a substance abuse program to perform at a concert in Scottsdale, Ariz. The New York native consumed alcohol during the event, an act that landed him in handcuffs.
"I shouldn't have done it," DMX says. "I wasn't done with the program. They let me out to do the show. I should have protected myself better."
On December 18, X celebrates his 40th birthday. However, the rhymer, whose single 'Ya'll Don't Really Know' was recently released, may turn a year older in jail. His charges include ongoing use of cocaine, use of Oxycontin
Despite his abundant run-ins with the law, DMX remains optimistic about what's to come. "It's rare that I get fair treatment..." he reveals. "It's love or hate. I'm gonna get through this. Thank you for the support and love, I won't let you down."
View his interview in full below.