Noted wedding crasher and one-time potential George Zimmerman fight contender DMX was arrested last night for allegedly failing to pay $400,000 in child support. And if allegations that he's a deadbeat dad aren't enough, the rapper's been accused of a number of other crimes, including bail jumping and robbing a gas station.
DMX was arrested just before he was scheduled to play a show at Radio City Music Hall last night. He was taken into custody by sheriff's office deputies, with the Erie County Court issuing the warrant for his arrest.
A spokesman for the NYC Sheriff's Department told reporters that in addition to the delinquency in child support payments, DMX, real name Earl Simmons, allegedly jumped bail in the city of White Plains, and may have robbed someone at a gas station in Newark, though no charges have been filed in that case as of yet.
The Daily News reports that concertgoers witnessed DMX getting carted off outside Radio Music Hall just before he was supposed to perform. “As soon as he stepped out of his vehicle, they grabbed him and drove off with him,” a police source told the tabloid.
Apparently, DMX has been sued repeatedly for child support, having allegedly fathered a total of twelve children with a number of different women. He filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2013 over child support issues.