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DMX arrested over child support

Embattled rapper Dmx was forced to cancel a New York gig on Friday (26Jun15) after he was arrested for allegedly failing to pay $400,000 in child support.

The Get It On The Floor hitmaker, real name Earl Simmons, was due to play Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall, but officials at the New York County Sheriff's Office confirmed the star was apprehended for "several issues outstanding".


A spokesperson revealed that officials at Erie County Family Court issued an arrest warrant for the father-of-12 while a series of other warrants were issued for alleged offenses including bail jumping, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and robbery.


The Masters of Ceremony gig, which featured other musicians including Shabba Ranks, The LOX, Rakim, Pete Rock & CL Smooth and Brand Nubian, went on without DMX.