Posted: Wednesday – March 10, 2010
This is the first year in over 10 years that DMX has not been arrested.
And it’s all documented in his wife, Tashera Simmons’s, upcoming book, Strength of a Woman. Simmons’s reps told media sources that the book will be a peek into DMX’s family life during the past decade.
But make no mistake; it is not a pretty portrait.
Since the couple’s marriage in 1999, DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, has been arrested for a stabbing incident and an assault charge, which were both cleared/dropped.
Although he was lucky with those two cases, a few cocaine and marijuana possession infractions have landed DMX in the court dates and fines. The 39-year-old rapper has also been caught on the Michael Vick tip, pleading guilty to animal cruelty.
But refusal to put on a seatbelt at London’s Heathrow Airport? Tashera’s will need to be strong enough for the both of them if the next ten years is anything like the last.
Despite the legal trouble, DMX has reached Billboard Top 200 Charts for five consecutive albums. He is the first rapper to do so.
Let’s see if Tashera shares that with her audience.