DMX arrested in South Carolina for driving without a license

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: DMX speaks during the 2012 Rock the Bells Festival press conference and Fan Appreciation Party on at Santos Party House on June 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images) Mike Lawrie

Rapper DMX has been arrested in South Carolina for driving without a license.

Authorities say the 42-year-old was arrested at 1 a.m. Wednesday after an officer saw him at a gas station in Greer, S.C.

The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, already faced several charges of driving without a license, so deputies say an officer pulled him over after watching Simmons leave a gas station, get into a car and drive away.

Simmons was released after paying a fine. It wasn't clear if he had an attorney.

Simmons was arrested in a Phoenix suburb in 2011 after a trooper clocked him driving at 102 mph. He had recently finished a stint in prison on probation revocation for failing to submit to drug testing and driving without a license.

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