DMX has rejected a
deal that would have kept him out of prison and is instead fighting to keep a
misdemeanor charge off of his record.
The rapper appeared
in a Queens, New York court yesterday (October 13th) to answer charges stemming
from an alleged road rage incident last June.
DMX, who is facing
two years in prison over the incident, scrapped the deal after a lengthy debate
with his wife and noted lawyer Murray Richman.
The situation started
after he and another man argued over a parking space.
DMX, whose real
name is Earl Simmons, is accused of placing sirens on his SUV, chasing a man
through the Kennedy Airport parking lot and crashing through a toll booth.
When police arrived,
they allegedly found DMX trying to pull the driver out of his car. Port Authority
police said that DMX was "out of it" when they arrested him.
A search of his
vehicle uncovered crack cocaine, painkillers and a billy club. He was later
treated at a New York hospital and was subsequently charged with menacing, possession
of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon and driving under the influence
of drugs or alcohol.
a month long adjournment which was granted. DMX will appear in court again on
DMX has had several
arrests involving automobiles.
In 2000, the NYPD
sought the rapper after he allegedly slammed into a car full of women.
In 2002, he was
arrested and charged with various traffic violations in Harrison, New York,
after authorities spotted the rapper driving recklessly on Interstate 287.