Authorities raided the home of rapper DMX in Phoenix on Friday morning, “Access Hollywood” has learned.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputies seized 12 pit bulls, which they described as distressed.
Guns were also found and seized during the raid of his Cave Creek-area home.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was not at home when the raid occurred, according to KPNX Channel 12 in Phoenix.
DMX is no stranger to trouble. During his 1999 “Hard Knock Life” tour he was arrested in Denver on a warrant for charges he stabbed and shot his mother. He was later cleared.
In 2002, he avoided prison time when he pleaded guilty in New Jersey to 13 counts of animal cruelty for neglecting 13 pit bulls. As part of his sentence, he did a public service announcement against animal abuse.
More details to come.