Embattled rapper DMX has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after police officers pulled over his car in South Carolina.

The star - real name Earl Simmons - was detained by cops in the early hours of Friday morning (26Jul13) and booked into the Greenville County Detention Center.

He was processed and released around an hour later, according to Tmz.com. Dmx was reportedly charged with driving without a licence, as well as Dui.

The 42 year old has endured numerous legal problems over the last few years and was previously arrested by traffic cops in South Carolina in February (13) for driving without a licence.

He was released after paying a fine.