DMX is accused of robbing a man of $3,200.
The rapper DMX has been accused of robbing a man at a New Jersey gas station. Police say they're in the "early stages" of investigating a report that DMX - real name Earl Simmons - robbed a 21-year-old victim.
DMX is accused of robbing a 21-year-old victim at a gas station
Newark police spokesman Sgt. Ronald Glover said the victim reported that he encountered DMX along with his entourage at an Exxon station on the 600 block of Route 21 around 12.30am.
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After US pop-punks The Story So Far brawled with heavy-handed security, we take a look at other acts who have clashed with famous acts.
Crowd surfing and moshing are two activities that are part and parcel of punk shows worldwide, but it seems one security guard at the Montreal leg of this year’s Warped Tour didn’t get the memo. Footage has emerged of a security guard throwing a crowd member to the ground after apparently crowd surfing over the barrier. The incident took place during the song “Daughter” by the increasingly popular US pop-punk band The Story So Far, sparking a brief brawl in which the band’s frontman Parker Cannon leapt off the stage and exchanged a flurry of blows with the over-zealous security guard before being subdued by security staff.
After the situation was diffused, Parker returned to the stage to conclude the band’s set. Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman has launched an investigation into the incident and announced via Twitter that a tape of the melee has been sent to the security company involved for their consideration. But this is far from the first time security members have abused their powers on innocent concert-goers and such incidents continue to occur, even as professional security companies receive training for roles that were once held by trigger-happy amateur brutes and Hells Angel members. Here is a few of the most high-profile examples of security dishing out hugely irrational responses and eschewing their primary role- to keep people safe.
The Altamont Incident & The Rolling Stones
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Celebrity Boxing's owner Damon Feldman announced on twitter that the proposed fight between George Zimmerman and DMX has been canceled due to the public's backlash criticism over the bout.
George Zimmerman may have caught a lucky break!
The 30 year-old, who was on trial for fatally shooting 17 year-old Trayvon Martin, was supposed to fight rapper DMX in a boxing match.
However, Celebrity Boxing's owner Damon Feldman announced via his twitter account that the controversial bout has now been canceled.
Continue reading: George Zimmerman Celebrity Boxing Match Against DMX Is Canceled
Philip Seymour Hoffman's death cast a sombre shadow over showbiz this week but new movie news and surprise performances from a certain Prince kept our spirits high.
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman: The world lost a true talent when actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his apartment last Sunday after a suspected heroin overdose, aged 46. Thougha autopsy results were ruled inconclusive, drugs paraphernalia was found littered all over his house after the Oscar-winning actor suffered a relapse to substance abuse despite having been clean for more than 20 years.
The father-of-three's break-up with his partner Mimi O'Donnell is said to have caused the Capote star to turn to drugs and not the confusion over his sexuality, as was falsely alleged by the National Enquirer. Since the death, four suspected drug dealers have been arrested and are being questioned with regards to selling Hoffman, who was found with a syringe in his arm, a bad batch. Sadly, we have lost one of the only actors working today whose acting prowess meant we'd instinctively trust any film with his name. Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014).
DMX has not decided on if he will appear in the celebrity boxing match against George Zimmerman. The fight is scheduled to take place on 1st March and, although Zimmerman's representative confirmed his client would fight DMX, it seems the arrangement has not been officially arranged as yet.
DMX may not be fighting George Zimmerman in the upcoming celebrity boxing match. The rapper, in response to Zimmerman's plans to be the 'star' attraction in a celebrity boxing match, offered to be his opponent.
DMX, A Hard, Hard Man
The man who Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering, Trayvon Martin, would have celebrated his 19th birthday on Wednesday (5th February). Zimmerman claims to be a 'celebrity' owing the high profile court case last summer in which he was accused of killing teenage Martin during a skirmish in Florida. It was believed he was racially motivated and, in his role as a security guard, shot Martin.
Continue reading: DMX On George Zimmerman Fight: "I Haven't Really Decided"
The rapper says he'll "beat the living s**t" out of Trayvon Martin's killer.
Rapper DMX is to fight George Zimmerman in a so-called celebrity boxing match, courtesy of Damon Feldman the owner of Celebrity Boxing. The hip hop star, AKA Earl Simmons, will take on the man known for the fatal shooting of teen Trayvon Martin in February 2013 and ensuing high-profile court case.
DMX Is Set To Take On George Zimmerman In The Boxing Ring.
Zimmerman was acquitted for murder in the manslaughter trial but the heavy media coverage of the case means the 30 year-old Virginian quickly became a household name and is a highly controversial figure. Feldman, who famously pairs bizarre opponents in the ring, announced last week that he was looking for volunteers to step into the ring for a three-round, pay-per-view fight with Zimmerman.
Two rappers have offered to lend their names to the George Zimmerman celebrity boxing match just so they can get in the ring with the former security guard. The Game and DMX have both offered to fight Zimmerman.
The Game and DMX have offered to fight George Zimmerman in the upcoming celebrity boxing match, scheduled for March 1st 2014.
The Game has offered to fight Zimmerman in the upcoming celebrity boxing match.
Zimmerman is the security guard who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012, allegedly in self-defence, and was acquitted during trial last summer. The case was hugely controversial as Zimmerman was accused of racially profiling the teenager, as a result numerous protests were organised throughout the US and attracted the attention of high profile individuals.
Continue reading: DMX & The Game Weigh In On George Zimmerman Celebrity Boxing Match
Vehicle offences, drug possession, weapons, animal cruelty: it's just one crime after another for Earl Simmons, AKA DMX.
Rapper DMX has been arrested once again after being caught driving not only with a suspended licence but also without a vehicle tag and insurance, according to the Spartanburg County Detention Center, via Reuters.
DMX In Trouble With The Law Again.
The performer, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested as he was driving up to the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport early on Monday evening and spent a few hours in jail. Airport police familiar with Simmons and his lengthy arrest history stopped the rapper and found that the 421 year-old did not have a valid licence. He was booked at 6:27 p.m. local time and was taken to Spartanburg County Detention Center before he posted a $1,335 bond on the charges.
Continue reading: DMX Arrested Yet Again: This Time It's Driving Charges
DMX, a.k.a. Earl Simmons, was arrested for possession of marijuana on 20 August. and taken to a nearby police station, before being transferred to jail. He has been released, but is currently under house arrest
DMX was arrested in South Carolina on 20 August and despite being drunk and carrying marijuana at the time, the rapper's immediate reaction was to claim he'd been framed. On video footage taken at the scene, DMX can be heard saying "this ain't no normal traffic stop, 18 cops, 5 cars, get the f**k outta here man."
DMX leaving a 2011 Maxim magazine party in L.A.
The truck in which the rapper was travelling was pulled over after carrying out an illegal U-turn, with police investigating his car later and finding the illegal narcotic and a drunken DMX. With regards to the marijuana, which he later denied any knowledge of when speaking to TMZ, the police report from the incident states that when they pulled over the F350 truck DMX was travelling in, the bag of weed was on the arm rest - next to the rapper. Further bags of weed were found hidden in the car and the driver has since been charged with possession.
Continue reading: DMX Arrested (Again) On Possession Charges
The rapper's been in trouble with the law...again.
Troubled rapper DMX has been arrested in South Carolina after the truck he was a passenger in got pulled by cops for performing an illegal U-turn. The AP reports that the 42 year-old was in the vehicle that got pulled over and was arrested when police realised he had an outstanding warrant for driving under suspension. According to Lt. Jim Holcombe, marijuana was also found in the truck leading to both DMX, AKA Earl Simmons, and the driver being charged with simple possession.
DMX In Trouble With Police Again.
This isn't the first drugs or driving offence that Simmons has committed, it's just one incident in many since the 90s that has seen 'Dark Man X' come under the scrutiny of the law for his questionable actions. In 1999, he and his wife, Tashera Simmons were arrested and charged with animal cruelty and both weapon and crack cocaine possession.
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Rapper DMX receives a fine for driving under the influence and without a license for the second time this year.
Great news, DMX is returning to big screen and what's more, it's alongside funny man Chris Rock! The rapper will be playing himself in a cameo for Rock's currently untitled new project.
A photograph up on MTV.com shows Rock and DMX shooting what appears to be a jailhouse scene.
X's publicity rep said: "The scene is comedic, which allowed X to show off his versatility as an actor. X and Rock played well off each other and Rock's character even gets DMX to lead the inmates in a song." The spokesperson added that the rapper is considering more acting roles and will be attending the Sundance Film Festival next year. He's currently working on a crime movie called 'Blame It on the Hustle,' though details remain scarce.
Continue reading: DMX Gets To Work On Chris Rock Comedy After DUI Arrest
The rapper was arrested in South Carolina early on Friday (26 July) morning and couldn't wait to get some shut-eye when he was placed in the back of the squad car
Rapper DMX caught some much-needed sleep in the back of a cop car on Friday (July 26) morning following his arrest for an alleged DUI offence. TMZ - who have footage of the whole incident on their site - reported that the rapper was cited by police and placed into the back of the cop car after a short interrogation with the on-duty officers, falling asleep soon after he was put into the back of the patrol car.
The rapper has denied any wrong-doing
The site goes on to mention that X was arrested at around 3 a.m. in suburban South Carolina after being pulled over for erratic driving. According to the dashboard-cam footage obtained by TMZ, X insists that he was sober enough to drive, although the cop had a different opinion. Although it wasn't immediately clear exactly what substance X had been taking that made him so sleepy, the rapper was later booked for a DUI and makes a reference to having "4 or 5" drinks in the camera footage.
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Rapper DMX was behind bars on Wednesday (February 13, 2013) following an arrest for driving without license. The 'And Then There Was X' star was booked into the Spartanburg County jail around 2am after an officer had spotted him at a local gas station before following him a short distance and making the arrest.
DMZ, real name Earl Simmons, spoke with FOX Carolina on his release from jail. "When I could have just paid the money right there on the spot," he fumed, "Basically it was just five hours wasted for nothing. I don't have a court date or a court appearance." The rapper said he had his five-month old daughter in the car when he was arrested. According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office report, a deputy issued tickets for driving without a license and said the rapper only had a state identification card on him. The car was turned over to a licensed passenger riding in the car - we really hope it wasn't his five-month old daughter.
DMX has sold over 30 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling hip-hop artists of all time. He released his seventh studio album, Undisputed, in September 2012.
That DMX, he’s a good lad really? I mean sure he’s spent more time in jail than we have outdoors - there’s so many they have to divide them by year on Wikipedia – and he’s also been up before the beak for unfounded charges of things like rape and sodomy, but when it comes to Christmas time all evidently must be forgiven, and so we must chuckle at this family friendly version of Rudolph The Red Nose reindeer that the rapper – real name Earl Simmons – gave to US rap radio station Power 105.
Indeed, for a man who has written lyrics about promising to kill Drake should he ever see him again, and who has had a past vicious feud with fellow MC Ja Rule, this performance seems quite out of character for the hardcore rapper. No cussin’, even a bit of singing, although he doesn’t lose that gravelly tone of voice for one bit, giving the whole thing a bit of an air of menace. What adds to the piece though is the fact that his many necklaces jangle freely around his neck, giving the impression of sleigh bells. Aww.
He also shouts “What!” a lot. But we’ve come to expect that. Watch below!