A 21 year old Newark man on Sunday April 5th accused DMX of robbing
him after he struck up a conversation with the rapper at a New Jersey
gas station. Now, DMX’s lawyer is claiming the robbery story is not story, saying the fan offered DMX drugs before calling the police…
An attorney for rapper DMX says two men
claiming they were robbed by the hip-hop star Sunday morning offered
him drugs before contacting police.
Bronx-based Murray Richman, whose long list of clients
has included Jay-Z and members of the Lucchese crime family, told NJ
Advance Media that the allegations the rapper shook them down for
$3,200 in cash were “completely bogus.”
“He doesn’t have a gun. There’s video tape on the scene.
I imagine the police have it. I don’t get it,” he said.Richman said he
had spoken with DMX, also known as Earl Simmons, who told him he and a
group of associates that included two former New York City police
officers stopped at the gas station following a headlining spot at the
New Jersey Performing Arts Center Saturday night.
It was there that he met the two alleged
victims, who recognized him and asked to pose for pictures, he added.
The men eventually offered the rapper drugs, according to Richman,
which he refused due to his past struggles with addiction.
“He had a problem in the past. These guys thought they
were being cool with him,” he said, adding that DMX told him he left
the scene promptly after refusing the offer.
The account differs
from the one provided by the 21-year-old victim, who told police the two
had a brief conversation before DMX demanded the victim show him what
was in his pockets.
A member of the rapper’s entourage then allegedly flashed a handgun, he claims, prompting him to turn over the cash.
A friend who was with the alleged victim
at the time has spoken out in his defense, saying the large amount of
money taken was from a freshly cashed paycheck.
Newark police were on scene at the McCarter Highway
Exxon today gathering the video. An investigation into the incident
remains active, though no charges have been filed against DMX or anyone
else, police confirmed.