Fans of DMX were confused when the rapper never
took to the stage, prompting rumors that he was a no show, or that he chose
to stay in Los Angeles to work on his next movie, "Never."
According to a statement, DMX was in the building
by 8:45 PM Tuesday night. The performance started 2 1/2 hours late, with added
guests to the roster of performers.
Building regulations stated that the show had
to conclude at 11:30 PM, or an additional fee would be charged to the promoter
and that the promoter was not willing to pay.
DMX was not compensated for his appearance, according
"I am extremely disappointed that I was
not allowed to perform in my hometown," stated DMX. "I have mad love
for my fans and regret that I wasn't allowed to express that."