DMX Makes Court Appearance, Rejects Deal

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.

Richman requested

a month long adjournment which was granted. DMX will appear in court again on

Nov. 17.

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.