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DMX Arrested After Skipping Court Appearance

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MIAMI — Rapper DMX is back behind bars again in Miami after he was arrested by federal authorities for allegedly skipping out on a court appearance.

The 37-year-old, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a warrant issued by a Phoenix judge after he wasn't in court Friday. Attorney Charles Kozelka says the entertainer had been in and out of rehab in Florida for a couple of weeks.

DMX was being held at the Miami-Dade County jail. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of drug possession, identity theft and animal cruelty in Arizona.

He will be returned to Phoenix, where bond is set at $120,000.