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July 19, 2011 at 09:40 PM EDT

After seven months in prison, embattled rapper DMX (Earl Simmons) was released from an Arizona prison in Yuma earlier today. His manager Nakai Walker confirmed to Reuters .

X was imprisoned in December after pleading guilty to breaking the rules of his probation and consuming alcohol during a concert in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The rapper, 40, whose got solid albums like It’s Dark and Hell is Hot to boast, is no stranger to legal problems. Between drug violations, driving violations, and fraud attempts, his rap sheet has been more prevalent than his music as of late. He was also cited six times for rules infractions during his latest prison stay, including failing to submit to a drug test, which added a week to his jail stint.

“I can tell you one thing, he’s not going to be going back there (to prison) again,” Walker said. Let’s hope she’s right.

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