Before turning himself in on charges from back in 2002, rapper DMX released a video statement defending his choice to accept the time for the crime.
"What's going on today is that I'm going to turn myself in…Me and my crew, we came to the conclusion that would be best. It was something that happened years ago, a driving infraction…I like L.A., I like the fans, I like to come out here to work. I wanna get that over with…It's one of the first steps in regaining everything I lost…My relationship with God has gotten so much stronger. He's always had his hand on me. He always guided me. I didn't always go where he wanted me to go. But he always had me. Now that I'm actually listening and being obedient, life is so much better."
DMX – Pre-Jail Statement View It Here