DMX couldn't quite keep up with the Joneses. Or at least with the charade of pretending to be one.
The trouble-prone rapper was arrested (again) in a Phoenix mall Saturday afternoon on suspicion of felony identity theft, stemming from an April hospital stay in which he allegedly used a fake name and Social Security number to avoid paying a $7,500 medical bill.
Police say DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons but who went under the pseudonym "Troy Jones" when he checked in to the Mayo Clinic last spring, was busted while hanging out with a group of friends at Phoenix's Metrocenter mall.
Police, who have been investigating the charge for some months, say an officer ran his name, found the warrant, and arrested him on the spot.