An article saying DMX was arrested in an “underground pit bull dog fighting bust” is a hoax.
The bogus report was published on a website called Infossip.com.
According to the website’s disclaimer, “Whether currently occurring, interesting, controversial, abnormal, thought provoking or satirical, Infossip only wishes to inform and entertain with the content we publish.”
The DMX article falls into the “satirical” category. There’s no legitimate, recent media reports saying the rapper was arrested for dog fighting.
The article has photos of pit bulls that were taken from a report from Alabama in November 2014. A report from the Greenville Advocate says Alabama man William Antone Edwards was sentenced to a year and a day in jail for dog fighting.
The DMX hoax has more than 100,000 shares and “likes” on Facebook as of Monday.
People on Twitter were condemning the rapper, saying he deserves the “death penalty.”
The article reads, in part:
South California – An investigation into organized dog fighting resulted in the arrests of 8 individuals including Earl Simmons, better known by stage name as rapper DMX.
According to authorities, 102 pit bulls from which 39 were still puppies were seized from the rapper’s home by an animal control unit. Authorities tell us the dogs were so malnourished their ribs were sticking out and others had bad wounds that required emergency care. The lifeless bodies of 7 dogs were also found on the property.
Federal state and local officials announced the arrests on Friday. Around $400,000 in cash that investigators believe was tied to illegal gambling on dog fights was also seized.
DMX is charged on counts of conspiring to promote and sponsor dog fights, and with conducting an illegal gambling business. Let’s not forget that this isn’t DMX’s first arrest on a crime of this nature.
Again, the article is fake and shouldn’t be believed.