DMX Allegedly Robbed New Jersey Man At Gunpoint
DMX is accused of robbing a New Jersey man at gunpoint at a gas station on Easter Sunday. The alleged incident happened at an Exxon station in Newark at around 12:30 a.m. An unidentified 21-year-old man told police he and the rapper were briefly talking about rap music when a member of DMX’s entourage allegedly pulled out a gun and demanded money.
The victim said he took out of his pocket $3,200, which DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, supposedly grabbed. According to the New Jersey man, DMZ and the gunman jumped into one of four awaiting black Cadillac Escalades. The man said he trailed one of the SUVs, jotted down the license plate number, and then reported the crime to the police.
Sergeant Ronald Glover of the Newark police department said the investigation is still in the “early stages.” Before the alleged incident, DMX performed on Saturday night in Newark at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. He later tweeted, “Jersey!!! Thank You!! For real Thank You!!” DMX has not commented on or referenced the alleged gas station incident, but a lawyer for the star says the allegation is “untrue,” and suggests the notion that a star of DMX’s wealth and stature would need to rob someone is ridiculous. Gossip Cop will continue to have updates.