Rapper DMX has filed a stolen car report against a friend who disappeared with the vehicle earlier this month (Nov13) after the rapper asked him to sell it.

The Party Up (Up In Here) hitmaker, real name Earl Simmons, claims he gave a duplicate copy of the vehicle's title to his pal and he made off with the 1978 Buick Regal.

In the legal papers, Simmons claims the man changed his phone number and he only knows his first name, according to Tmz.com.

The bad news is the latest in a string of legal issues for the rap star - he has been arrested four times this year (13), with charges ranging from driving on a suspended licence and driving under the influence.