KPNX television in Phoenix is reporting that the Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff’s Department raided rapper DMX’s home this morning in Cave Creek and removed 12 distressed pit bulls.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was not home at the time. News 12 is reporting a large cache of weapons was found in the home as well.
DMX has a long rap sheet (pun intended), which includes a guilty plea to animal cruelty charges in 2002.
UPDATE: According to DMX’s attorney Murray Richman, it was all about the blazing Arizona heat. Richman claims that someone reported the dogs were at risk because of the extreme temperatures, telling TMZ “Earl has a caretaker, who obviously wasn’t taking care. Earl loves those dogs.” Richman added that DMX isn’t even in Az and hasn’t been there for several months because he’s off working on a project.
Okay, so first of all, he had a caretaker? Let’s ask Ving Rhames’ caretaker how he feels about taking care of a pack of rabid pit bulls. Oh wait – we can’t ask him! Because the motherfuccker is DEAD!
Secondly, I think that a guy who had a snarling pit bull prominently featured on his hit album (see above) and has been charged with animal cruelty charges in the past is probably is not going to be too worried about A)leaving them out in the heat and B)giving a flying rat’s ass about them AT ALL, mmkay?
Gosh, I can’t wait to see what Jamie Foxx is going to say about THIS one. Did DMX forget to read the “black guy’s manual” as well?