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DMX gets probation for attempted assault on jail officer

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Rapper DMX was sentenced Monday to 18 months probation, avoiding more jail time for assault, the Associated Press reports. DMX, né Earl Simmons, pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated assault in May, after authorities said he threw a meal tray at a jail officer. The entertainer has spent the better part of two years wrangling with the Arizona justice system, sentenced for felony theft, drug possession and animal cruelty after sheriff’s deputies seized his pit bulls, marijuana, and weapons from his Phoenix home. He was also alleged to have given a false name to a clinic in an effort to avoid payment. “Don’t misunderstand me,” the actor said today. “It’s a beautiful state, it’s a beautiful city. But the powers that be have it out for me. It kind of taints my view.”