Reuters

PHOENIX (AP) DMX has been sentenced to 90 days in a Phoenix jail.

The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, also was placed on 18 months' supervised probation Friday by a Maricopa County court commissioner.

Simmons pleaded guilty in December to theft, marijuana possession and animal cruelty charges. An August 2007 raid at his suburban Phoenix home turned up three dead dogs, guns, ammunition and drug paraphernalia, authorities said. During a later search, he briefly barricaded himself in his bedroom before surrendering.

The 38-year-old has been jailed since his Dec. 9 arrest in Miami on a warrant after failing to appear in a Phoenix court.

DMX is best known for the hit single "Party Up (Up in Here)," from his 1999 album "And Then There Was X."