DMX has been slapped with a seven-day sentence by a New York City judge, who has branded the troubled hip-hop star "a violation waiting to happen".

On Tuesday (29NOV05), DMX, real name EARL SIMMONS, pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended licence in the Bronx in April (05) after his sport utility vehicle (SUV) struck a car that in turn hit a police car. He was also fined $500 (GBP277).

Criminal Court Judge GEORGE VILLEGAS rejected Simmons' plea for probation, saying, "I'm not going to put him on probation because he's a violation waiting to happen."

The 34-year-old rapper is already is serving a 70-day sentence for driving with a suspended licence in Queens, New York.