Newark police are investigating a claim by a 21-year-old man who reported that rapper DMX and his entourage robbed him at gunpoint early on Easter morning.
The alleged victim, who has not been identified, says that the rapper and an entourage of about 15 people arrived in four Cadillac Escalades at an Exxon gas
station on Route 21 at around 12:30 a.m. The victim claims that when he and his friend were walking back to the car from the gas station, the entourage approached him. From here, the two parties had a brief conversation about rap music before an entourage member flashed a pistol and demanded the victim’s money.
According to the man, he had just cashed a paycheck and had $3,200 in his pocket at the time. When he pulled it out, DMX “snatched the money out of his hand” and escaped in his caravan of black Escalades. The victim claims that the whole
incident was caught on camera, and that he and his friend were able to get one of the license plate numbers. Police have yet to confirm or deny whether the plate number has been traced to DMX or anyone associated with him.
“The allegations are unequivocally and utterly false,” said Murray Richman, DMX’s attorney, in a statement. “Any videotape would be dispositive.”
DMX, 44 years old, was in town to headline a concert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.
Newark police spokesman Sgt. Ronald Glover says that the investigation is ongoing, and no criminal charges have been filed, nor arrests made.
DMX is no stranger to extra-legal deeds – since 1998 he’s been in trouble across the country for weapons possession, marijuana possession, driving without a license, cocaine possession, criminal mischief, DUI, violation of parole, theft, animal cruelty, and reckless driving.
The Newark Police are asking anyone with any information on the incident to please call their tip line at 877-NWK-TIPS (695-8477).