The rapper and another man are caught allegedly attempting to steal a car...

Hip hop star turned Hollywood actor DMX has been arrested on charges that he and another man tried to steal a car at JFK Airport in New York.

DMX, real name Earl Simmons, and Jackie Hudgins were arrested last night (June 24) after police interrupted a dispute between the two and another man whose car they allegedly tried to steal, authorities said.

The pair were arrested on charges of attempted robbery, criminal impersonation and criminal mischief.

The BBC reports that Port Authority spokesman Tony Ciavolella said a preliminary investigation indicated that DMX may have identified himself as a federal agent.

It’s not the first time DMX, who has starred in ‘ Romeo Must Die’, ‘Exit Wounds’ and ‘Cradle 2 The Grave’ has had a run-in with the law.

Last year, he was arrested for swearing during a concert in the Caribbean islands of St Kitts and Nevis. And in 2002, he was fined $15,000 after he admitted animal cruelty, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia.