DMX Robbing A Man In The Middle Of The NIght AT A Newark Gas Station On Easter Isn't What I Would Call Surprising
People- Police are investigating a report that rapper DMX robbed an unnamed man in Newark, New Jersey, on Easter Sunday.
While the investigation is is "early stages," Newark police spokesman Sergeant Ronald Glover told NJ.com that a member of the rapper's entourage robbed a man at gunpoint at an Exxon station in Newark around 12:30 a.m.
The 21-year-old claimant reported that he recognized the artist, whose real name is Earl Simmons, and approached him outside the gas station at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Sunday. Glover said in a statement that after a brief conversation about rap music, one of DMX's male entourage members pulled a gun and demanded money from the victim.
The victim reported that after taking $3,200 in cash from his pocket, the "Party Up (Up In Here)" singer grabbed the money and took off in one of four black Cadillac Escalades. The victim continued to follow the cars, and was able to record one of the SUV's license plates, which he reported to police.
I know in today's society we blame the victim far too often, but in some cases do we really have a choice? First of all, when you walk around with over $3,000 in cash any crime that is committed in your vicinity automatically becomes your fault. You've got to assume that someone that does so is of questionable morals. I don't think Billy the accountant from Watchung is marching around downtown Newark after midnight, on Easter Sunday of all days, with that much loot visible in his pockets. As if actually carrying that much cash on your person wasn't dangerous enough. Just about the last person on Earth, no hyperbole, that I am voluntarily engaging in conversation at a gas station is someone named 'Dark Man X'. The only thing riskier than that is approaching him at a dog park. You know how they say a lot of rappers these days talk the talk, but don't live it? That couldn't be further from the truth with DMX. If anything, the man that used to bark like a pitbull on the track sounded like a much more religious man in the spiritual diatribes on wax than his actions outside of his music show. There are some people you avoid at all costs. Earl Simmons is one of those people.
At this point, I don't know if I even blame DMX for his crimes anymore., if that makes any type of sense. DMX is basically Pavlov's dog at this point. Instead of drooling all over himself, he's just programmed for drug possession and stealing your money after 12:30AM in Newark. It's not like DMX went to this gas station with the intent of robbing some random guy. However, if you are going to spark up a chat with him while flaunting your money like Scrooge McDuck you don't really give him much of a choice. That's just how he was raised. You run into the dog in the hood, you are going to see the hood in the dog. Who doesn't like to relive their childhood when the situation calls for it? Just so happens DMX's childhood was full of armed robbery and drug money, haven't you ever seen 'Belly' dude?
P.S. Is there a worse job than being in DMX's entourage? It's not like you are benefiting financially. It's one thing to consciously hang around an individual that volatile when they are topping the charts and pulling in millions. Much less understandable when their primary income is armed robbery.
Cue the motherfuckin' music....