Police are investigating reports that rapper DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, robbed a man at a Newark gas station early Sunday morning.
A 21-year-old man told Newark police that the rapper and his entourage took $3,200 from him at an Exxon station just after midnight.
The victim told police that he recognized the hip hop star at the filling station on Highway 21 and the two began talking about music.
During the conversation a member of his entourage appeared to think they had a gun because his friend had his hand in his pocket.
The man with DMX asked what was in his pocket and he told him there was nothing in his pocket but his money.
DMX then allegedly grabbed the money and fled in a fleet of four black Cadillac Escalades, the man told police.
The alleged victim followed DMX and his entourage after they robbed him, getting close enough to get a license plate number off one car.
The rapper has had other run-ins with the law, including being charged with dog fighting, animal cruelty, and drug possession violations. In 2010, he spent several months in jail for violating his probation.
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