Rapper DMX Accused of Robbery: Newark PD

Guy says rapper grabbed a wad of cash out of his hands
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2015 9:50 AM CDT
Rapper DMX Accused of Robbery: Newark PD
In this Nov. 19, 2010, file photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix, rapper DMX is shown after his arrest allegedly violating his probation by using drugs.   (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

DMX may be in trouble yet again: A Newark man told cops he ran into the rapper and his entourage of about 15 people early yesterday at a gas station in the city, talked to DMX briefly about rap music, and was promptly robbed. According to the alleged victim, one of DMX's buddies showed him a gun and demanded money, and when the man took $3,200 out of his pocket, DMX allegedly grabbed the cash. The entire group then got into their four black Cadillac Escalades and fled, the man says, though he followed them and got one license plate number. He also hopes surveillance video will corroborate his story.

DMX (real name Earl Simmons), whose rap sheet includes drug possession, resisting arrest, parole violation, unlicensed driving, reckless endangerment, DUI, reckless driving, and even animal cruelty charges, performed in Newark Saturday night, according to his Twitter feed. Police confirm they're investigating to outlets including NBC New York, NJ.com, and Philly.com, but no charges have yet been filed against the 44-year-old. A friend of the alleged victim tells a slightly different story to ABC 7, claiming one of DMX's bodyguards approached the two of them because the alleged victim had his hand in his pocket and "they probably thought we had a gun," the friend says. The bodyguard asked what was in his pocket, the man pulled out the cash, and DMX grabbed it while the guard flashed his gun, the friend says. (More DMX stories.)

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