DMX was arrested on charges of unpaid child support just prior to a New York concert Friday night. The rapper was reportedly on his way to the Masters of Ceremony performance at Radio City Music Hall when New York Sheriff deputies apprehended DMX, acting on multiple arrest warrants, chiefly one issued by an Erie County, New York judge. DMX was ultimately forced to miss the concert, which also featured appearances by Mase, Rakim, Shabba Ranks, Pete Rock, the Lox and others.
A spokesperson for the sheriff's office later told PIX 11 that DMX was actually taken into custody for "several issues outstanding." In addition to the $400,000 in child support that the rapper owed in Erie County, an arrest warrant out of White Plains, New York cited the rapper for bail jumping. Another arrest warrant, this time from Yonkers, accused DMX of being an aggravated unlicensed motor vehicle operator. Lastly, there was also a complaint against DMX stemming from an April 5th robbery at a Newark, New Jersey gas station.
In the latter case, the rapper was named as a suspect in the Newark robbery after a 21-year-old man accused a member of DMX's entourage of pointing a gun and demanding the victim's money. The victim alleges that DMX himself snatched the $3,200 out of his hand and then fled into one of four black Escalades (DMX also performed a concert in New Jersey that night). No criminal charges were filed in that incident, The Washington Post reports.
The arrest is the latest legal issue to befall the "Who We Be" rapper. In the past decade, DMX has faced charges of animal cruelty, dog fighting, drug possession, weapons possession, reckless driving, driving under the influence and numerous probation infractions. Page Six reports that the rapper was bailed out after his Friday night arrest.