Man Accuses Rapper DMX Of Robbing Him At An Exxon Station

Man Accuses Rapper DMX Of Robbing Him At An Exxon Station
BHR Hollywood Reports......The attorney for rapper DMX is addressing allegations that his client robbed a man in Newark over the weekend, while police were at the gas station where the alleged crime took place looking for evidence on Monday.

Newark police investigators received a copy of the surveillance tape at the Exxon station and were reportedly looking for time-codes in line with when the incident supposedly occurred.

A 21-year-old man who did not want to be identified told Eyewitness News that he and his friend were at the gas station on McCarter Highway around 12:30 a.m. Sunday when he says DMX rolled up in four black Escalades with an entourage of about 15. And he got quite a bit of attention.

"Fans basically surrounding him," the man said. "They wanted to take a couple pictures with him."

The man tells Eyewitness News that his friend walked past DMX and his bodyguards to go into the store, but the doors were locked, so they started to walk back. They were then approached by one of DMX's bodyguards.

"They probably thought we had a gun, because he has his hand in his pocket - and that's how people carry if they have one," he said. "That's why he asked him what was in his pocket. Then he was like 'nah, there's nothing in my pocket.' Then he showed him the money."

Murray Richman
That is when the men claim DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, got a look at the wad of money - $3,200 the alleged victim says was from his just-cashed paycheck - and DMX snatched it.

"DMX took the money, but the bodyguard was the one who glanced us at the handle of his gun," the alleged victim said. "He's like, 'Come on, yo, we out, we out,' talking to his entourage."

The alleged victim also said that cameras caught the whole incident. The two men claim they followed the Escalades and got a license plate number, which they handed over to police.

So far, police are being tight-lipped about their investigation, but the Ruff Riders rapper was in New Jersey on Saturday night for a concert.

Murray Richman, Earl Simmons (DMX's) attorney, spoke out about the incident.

"The allegations are unequivocally and utterly false," he said, adding that "any videotape would be dispositive."

Newark police say no charges have been filed, and they are hoping the surveillance will provide more evidence as to what happened.

The investigation is active and ongoing.