Following his arrest yesterday in Arizona, DMX's publicist has issued a statement refuting reports that he was driving over 100 miles per hour. Read the statement below.

This situation is being blown way out of proportion. DMX was in jail for approximately 1 hour. Also the report given by Sgt. Rudy Lujan of AHP, was exaggerated according to the people present. DMX does admit to driving at 85mph but not nearly at the speed that was suggested in the report. In response to the constant harassment by Arizona law enforcement, DMX says this, “God brought me to Phoenix and I’m not going to let no man run me and my family from our home!” Despite being under a microscope, DMX is doing everything he can to put his past criminal charges behind him and focus on music. – Domenick Nati

X also explained to TMZ:

I was going 85 miles per hour. I know for a fact I didn't go more than 90. I'm used to driving fast, I'm a New Yorker, but I constantly look at the speedometer when I'm driving. I need to make sure I don't drive too fast. I plan on suing, and I plan on suing for harassment. I'm in discussions with multiple lawyers who are not afraid to go against the system in helping me clear my name because I have been harassed.

For a look at the booking photos that accompany his many arrests, check out our breakdown of DMX mugshots.