DMX accused of robbing man at petrol station

The rapper is alleged to have stolen $3,200 (£2,100) in cash

Rapper DMX has been accused of robbing a man at a petrol station in Newark, New Jersey over the weekend.

The incident is alleged to have taken place at a station on Highway 21 during the early hours of Sunday morning (April 5).

New York Daily News report that a 21 year old man is claiming that DMX, real name Earl Simmons, stole $3,200 (£2,100) in cash and that “a member of the rapper’s entourage pulled out a gun and demanded the victim’s money”. DMX is then said to have grabbed the man’s money and fled with his accomplices in “a fleet of four black Cadillac Escalades”.

Newark police are reportedly investigating the incident.

Last year, DMX challenged George Zimmerman – who was acquitted of the shooting of black youth Trayvon Martin – to a boxing match, a high-profile event that was later cancelled.

Speaking about the fight, DMX previously said he would fight for “every black person who has been done wrong in the system”.