The rapper was arrested outside Radio City Music Hall on Friday night, before he was scheduled to perform.
Rapper DMX was arrested on Friday night in New York City, reportedly over unpaid child support. The hip-hop star, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested outside Radio City Music Hall just before he was about to take the stage at the Master of Ceremony concert, alongside Shabba Ranks and The Lox.
DMX has been arrested again.
According to TMZ, there had been a warrant out for the rapper’s arrest when he was picked up by officers. A spokesman for the sheriff’s office told New York’s PixII that the rapper was taken into custody for “several issues outstanding” and that the arrest warrant was issued for $400,000 worth of back child support.
The rapper also had another arrest warrant issued by the city of White Plains for bail jumping, while the city of Yonkers is accusing the rapper of being an aggravated unlicensed motor vehicle operator. Simmons also been named in a criminal complaint in Newark, N.J. as a suspect in an April 5 gas station robbery the sheriff’s office also said.
The 44 year old already has a lengthy criminal record with arrests on charges including drug possession, theft, animal cruelty, and reckless driving. In 2013 he tried to file for bankruptcy but his claim was rejected by a New York judge
The New York Daily News reports that Simmons was brought before Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Eileen Rackower on Saturday where he managed to pull together the $25,000 bail.