Rapper DMX was hit with extra woes when he appeared in court on Tuesday (21SEP04) to confront an array of charges stemming from his June (03) arrest - a paternity suit.

The hip-hop star appeared in a Queens, New York, court to answer charges relating to his arrest following an altercation in the John F Kennedy Airport parking lot, in which DMX allegedly put flashing lights on his sports utility vehicle, chased a man through the lot, crashed through a toll both and attempted to assault him - over a parking space.

When police searched DMX's vehicle, they found a billy club, a small amount of crack and Depakote, a drug prescribed for people who are bipolar, reports website ALLHIPHOP.COM.

And while the case has been rescheduled for 13 October (04), a woman from Maryland showed up at the court to hit the rapper, real name Earl Simmons, with a paternity suit.

According to MONIQUE WAYNE, 24, DMX has acknowledged he is the father of her five-month-old son, which he even helped name, but he has not provided her with any child support.

The child was conceived during a one night stand after Wayne met the rapper in a nightclub in Washington, DC, last year (03).

23/09/2004 02:26