While one rapper dodges prison, another is facing up to the possibility...
Snoop Dogg has avoided serving time following his arrest for possession of a gun and enough weed to put Kevin Smith's famous doobie-toking duo in everlasting comas (see yesterday's story here). He pleaded no contest to charges in court, and will now undertake 800 hours of community service. He has also been issued with a five-year probationary sentence.
If Snoop breaks the conditions of his probation - which includes ensuring his security staff are not gang members - he will be sent to jail for three years.
Meanwhile, fellow rapper/actor DMX (pictured) is facing arrest for failing to show up to court on April 10. Earl Simmons - that's his real name - was meant to attend court in White Plains, New York, after being stopped for driving with a suspended license, speeding and for dangerous driving.
The rapper's lawyer does not know his client's whereabouts, reports NME.com this morning. With warrants out for his arrest, it seems likely that DMX will add to his one in the clink - also for missing a court appearance - before long.