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DMX Says Sip of Alcohol Sent Him Back to Jail

I realize I shouldn't have done it,' rapper says

November 22, 2010 1:29 PM ET

DMX's current stint in an Arizona jail — his sixth in the state in the past decade — is due to a swig of booze, he said from jail over the weekend. The MC was just three weeks away from finishing an 18-month substance-abuse program, but at a concert last week, he took a sip of alcohol that sent him back to jail.

"And I realize I shouldn't have done it," he told Fox10 in Phoenix on Saturday. "I wasn't done with the program. They let me out. I should have protected myself better."

The MC was arrested on multiple charges last week, including probation violation, failure to submit to drug testing and several drug charges.

"I've done everything they have asked me to do — complete programs, pay fines, community service," he said. "It's rare that I get fair treatment ... It's love or hate."

A hearing this week will determine whether the rapper goes back into rehab or back to prison.

FOX 10 Exclusive: DMX's Downfall Was Drink at Scottsdale Concert [Fox 10 Phoenix via AllHipHop.com]

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