dmx mugshot (07-13)*Dang, Friday’s arrest of DMX was not a good look figuratively. And now with video of the incident, it literally doesn’t look good. 🙁

It’s not clear what condition X was in when he was popped, but whatever the cause, in the dash-cam video, he’s seen nodding off once he was inside the cop car. And who else but TMZ has footage.

As we reported, Earl Simmons, otherwise known as rapper/actor DMX, was busted in South Carolina around 3AM Friday after police determined he had been driving under the influence.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether X was busted for alcohol or some other substance — but based on the dash cam footage, it appears to have been for alcohol … and not just because X was a little sleepy.

In the footage, the cop asks X if he’s been boozing, and X says he had one drink — but later it sounds like he admits to drinking “4 or 5” (the audio is pretty bad). Despite the drinks, X insists he’s not too drunk to drive. The cop doesn’t buy it.

UPDATE …

As far as the arrest is concerned, DMX’s camp is disputing the TMZ report that he was booked for DUI:

“Allegations about DMX being arrested for drunk driving are false. He was arrested early this morning but quickly released. X was given a breathalyzer test and easily passed it,” the MC’s rep told MTV News in a written statement, adding that the rapper was charged with driving without a license.


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