DMX mug shot

Spartanburg County

It looks like DMX made the mistake of getting behind the wheel.

The 42-year-old rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was taken into custody and booked at the Spartanburg County jail in South Carolina around 2 a.m. on Wednesday after he was pulled over for allegedly driving with a license, a local Fox station reports.

He was released a few hours later after appearing before a judge and paying a fine.

"They watched me at the gas station and get in the car," DMX recounted to the local Fox station after being sent on his way. "They followed me around the corner, pulled me over, put the cuffs on me and brought me here. I paid the money, when I could have just paid the money right there on the spot. Basically it was just five hours wasted for nothing. I don't have a court date or a court appearance."

DMX also noted that he had his 5-month-old daughter in the car with him when he was pulled over.

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