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Hip-hip icons to embark on summer tour

April 3rd, 2014 3:10am EDT
Biz Markie
Hip-hop stars including Dmx and Naughty By Nature are joining the 2014 Masters of Ceremony Hip-Hop Reunion tour this summer (14).

Following the success of the first Masters of Ceremony concert in January (14), which featured the likes of DMX, Naughty by Nature and Slick Rick, promoters have organised a follow-up trek, starting 11 July (14) in Miami, Florida.

Rappers Biz Markie, Rakim, Das EFX, Big Daddy Kane, Special Ed, EPMD and Black Sheep will also join the jaunt.

The Masters of Ceremony Hip-Hop Reunion tour will also make stops in Los Angeles, Oakland, California and Atlanta, Georgia...

DMX's George Zimmerman boxing bout cancelled

February 9th, 2014 5:09pm EST
DMX's George Zimmerman boxing bout cancelled
Plans to put rapper DMX in a boxing ring with the infamous George Zimmerman have been shelved.

The hip-hop star had been approached to take part in a fight with former Neighbourhood Watch volunteer Zimmerman, who was last year acquitted of murdering unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida.

However, the promoter behind the bout has since decided to scrap the event after the inclusion of Zimmerman as a 'celebrity' prompted a backlash online.

DMX's publicist, Domenick Nati, confirmed the news in a statement, which reads, "(Promoter) Damon Feldman has announced that the George Zimm...

Rapper DMX Looking To Cash In On George Zimmerman Boxing Match

February 6th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Rapper DMX has made it very clear that he wants to fight George Zimmerman in a celebrity boxing match, going as far as saying he would "whip out my d**k and piss on him" after he wins.

Last year, Zimmerman was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges over the death of teenager Trayvon Martin, who he shot in an act of self defense during a neighborhood watch. The controversial verdict in the case has caused racial repercussions because Martin was unarmed and Zimmerman pursued him despite a 911 dispatcher telling him not to do so.

Zimmerman recently announced plans for a celebrity boxin...

DMX Will Fight George Zimmerman In Celebrity Boxing Match

February 5th, 2014 9:10am EST
DMX Will Fight George Zimmerman In Celebrity Boxing Match
Fifteen thousand people applied to get in the ring with George Zimmerman after the infamous neighborhood watch volunteer issued an open challenge to fight anyone in a boxing match.

Rapper DMX, who has spent several years in and out of jail, has been named his opponent, boxing promoter Damon Feldman has confirmed to

DMX previously said, "I am going to beat the living f--k out of him... I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I f--k him right up. Once I am done with him, I am going to whip my d--k out and p--s on him... Zimmerman is a piece of s--t and that's what he needs ...

DMX WantsTo 'Beat The F---' Out Of George Zimmerman In Celebrity Boxing Match

February 1st, 2014 9:42am EST
Infamous neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has agreed to take part in a celebrity boxing match in March, and rapper DMX is just one of the stars who's eager to get in the ring with him.

Last year, Zimmerman was acquitted of killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin during a street fight in Florida. DMX wants a throwdown to represent "every black person who has been done wrong in the system."

DMX, who has spent several years in and out of jail, admits he would be brutal in the ring.

He told, "I am going to beat the living f--k out of him... I am breaking every ru...

DMX Settles Child Support Battle

December 28th, 2013 1:25pm EST
Rapper Dmx has settled a child support battle with a woman who claimed he fathered her daughter more than a decade ago.

The hip-hop star, who has 10 children with several women, was accused of failing to pay child support for a daughter he shares with Patricia Trejo, who demanded he hand over $1 million in back payments, according to editors at

Representatives for the X Gon' Give It To Ya hitmaker have now told the website that DMX has settled the dispute but declined to say exactly how much money he has handed over.

DMX's Bankruptcy Case Thrown Out Of Court

November 10th, 2013 11:09am EST
Rapper Dmx's personal troubles are stacking up after his bankruptcy filing was dismissed in a New York court on Friday (08Nov13).

The hip-hop hitmaker, real name Earl Simmons, declared his money woes in July (13), alleging he has less than $50,000 (£33,330) in assets and debts of more than $1 million (£666,670).

However, his case has been thrown out by a federal judge, who claims the star failed to provide trustworthy information in his bankruptcy paperwork.

According to, DMX now faces losing his possessions, including his share in a home in Mount Kisco, New York.

The hearin...

DMX arrested for driving on suspended licence

November 5th, 2013 3:10am EST
Rapper Dmx is behind bars yet again following an arrest for driving on a suspended licence.

The hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, was pulled over by police in Spartanburg, South Carolina on Monday (04Nov13) at a local airport.

A representative for the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport tells that officers took note of the rapper as soon as he drove into the terminal, as he already has a troublesome track record.

DMX was charged with driving on a suspended licence and without insurance, and driving an unlicenced vehicle.

It is the fourth time the rapper has been arr...

DMX's hotel streak was part of a dare

September 10th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Rapper Dmx's recent naked streak through a Detroit, Michigan hotel was part of a "playful dare between friends", according to his representative.

The Party Up (Up In Here) star, who has struggled with drug addiction for years, hit the headlines on Monday (09Sep13) after video footage of himself running completely nude around the corridors of a hotel emerged online.

The clip was shot hours before he performed at the city's Return of the Legends gig with Eve and Lil' Kim on 31 August (13).

A statement released to reads: "X and the team were killing time at the hotel before th...

DMX to play himself in new Chris Rock film

August 8th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Chris Rock
Rapper Dmx is set to show off his comedic chops by playing himself in Chris Rock's new, untitled movie.

The hip-hop hitmaker, who has starred in several films including Romeo Must Die and Exit Wounds, is looking to show off a different side of himself in his latest project.

A statement from DMX's publicist to reads, "The scene is comedic, which allowed X to show off his versatility as an actor. X and Rock played well off each other... There are more acting roles to come."

The casting news comes after the rapper's recent bankruptcy filing and DUI arrest.

Last month (Jul1...

DMX filed for bankruptcy to overcome touring issues

July 31st, 2013 3:20am EDT
A representative for Dmx has insisted the troubled rapper only filed for bankruptcy so he could head out on a world tour.

The hip-hop hitmaker, real name Earl Simmons, lodged legal papers at the United States Bankruptcy Court in New York City on Monday (29Jul13), revealing he has less than $50,000 (£33,333) in assets and debts of more than $1 million (£666,667).

His spokesperson Domenick Nati has now explained Simmons decided to file for bankruptcy to override restrictions put on his passport due to his debts, and reveals the star will head out on an overseas tour once the issues are reso...

DMX Files For Bankruptcy

July 30th, 2013 1:32pm EDT
Troubled rapper Dmx has filed for bankruptcy after wracking up millions of dollars in debts.

The hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, lodged legal papers at the United States Bankruptcy Court in New York City on Monday, revealing he has less than $50,000 in assets and debts of more than $1 million.

The paperwork states his total debt ranges from between $1 million to $10 million, but at least $1.2 million is owed in child support payments.

The news comes just days after he was arrested in South Carolina on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was later released without charge.

Rumor Patrol: Ryan Gosling In 'Star Wars,' Kimye's Gold Toilets, More

July 27th, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Ryan Gosling
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron Cast in Star Wars Sequel: Disney has hired their leading men for the upcoming Star Wars sequel, nabbing both Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron. Sounds too good to be true!

Verdict: These aren't the actors you are looking for. Seems pretty early to be casting parts, since an alleged script of the film was hinted at by Bad Robot only a week ago. Reps for both actors told Gossip Cop th...

DMX's representative denies DUI charge

July 26th, 2013 3:29pm EDT
A representative for rapper Dmx has denied a DUI charge following an arrest on Friday morning (26Jul13) in South Carolina.

The star, real name Earl Simmons, was booked in to the Greenville County Detention Center, where he was reportedly charged with driving without a licence, as well as DUI, however, his spokesperson insists he is innocent.

The representative tells MTV News, "Allegations about DMX being arrested for drunk driving are false. He was arrested early this morning but quickly released. X was given a breathalyzer test and easily passed it...

"He is back at his home in South Ca...

DMX facing demand to pay up over 2007 court ruling

July 3rd, 2013 3:20am EDT
Embattled rapper Dmx is facing further legal action over allegations he failed to make court-ordered payments to a clothing manufacturer over a failed promotional deal.

The hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, was sued for breach of contract by bosses at Amusing Diversions in 2004, two years after agreeing to front dog-themed clothing line Boomer 129.

The plaintiffs claimed DMX refused to market the goods and went on to promote a rival product, while he also failed to mention the animal cruelty charges he faced following a 1999 arrest prior to signing the contract.

Amusing Diversions ex...

DMX Furious About Spotlight On His Drug Use In 'Iyanla: Fix My Life'

April 22nd, 2013 9:58am EDT
In a recent interview on "Iyanla: Fix My Life," DMX broke down about his drug abuse battle, and now the rapper wants Oprah Winfrey's OWN network to remove the clips from its website.

During in an emotional sit down with spiritual coach Iyanla Vanzant, DMX, real name Earl Simmons, talked about addiction, saying he  will "always have a drug problem, until I die." He also admitted that heavy drug use nearly led him to commit suicide on several occasions.

He explained: "I thought about blowing my head off a few times. The only thing that stopped me was... I have children."

DMX, who has fathe...

DMX's Wife To File For Divorce

June 13th, 2012 8:22pm EDT
Rapper DMX's estranged wife is preparing to file for DMX to end the couple's troubled 13-year marriage.

The embattled hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, wed Tashera in 1999, but their relationship has been rocked by DMX's frequent infidelity, and they separated in 2010.

The couple reunited to try and work out their problems on U.S. reality TV show Couple's Therapy earlier this year, but the recent season finale ended with Tashera asking for a divorce.

She insists the divorce threat wasn't just for TV and she cannot understand why her estranged husband, who has fathered six kids with o...

DMX To Scrap German Concerts Due To Passport Issues

March 22nd, 2012 5:33pm EDT
Troubled rapper DMX has been forced to scrap a slew of upcoming shows in Germany due to passport problems.

The embattled star, who's been in and out of jail over the last few years, was due to stage a total of six concerts in the country beginning on March 29th, but he's now axed his plans because of travel issues.

The rapper's representative, Domenick Nati, tells, "The team is doing everything we can to make an international tour possible for DMX. We have more logistics to work out, and as soon as we do, we will be creating a tour for X to perform for his fans across the ...

DMX Reuniting Rap Group Ruff Ryders

January 19th, 2012 12:58pm EST
Hip-hop star DMX has confirmed plans to reunite rap collective Ruff Ryders, insisting they're determined to "come back stronger."

The rapper rose to fame as part of the crew alongside Eve, Alicia Keys' husband Swizz Beatz, The Lox, Drag-On and Murda-Mook.

They have all concentrated on their individual projects in recent years, but Eve suggested earlier this month they were heading for a reunion, saying, "I'm sure you'll see Ruff Ryders back together."

Now, DMX has confirmed they're planning a tour together which is set to kick off later this year.

He tells, "We are all family...

DMX Gets Attacked By A Fan On Stage

January 6th, 2012 11:24am EST
Rapper DMX narrowly escaped injury at his show in California on Thursday night after an overzealous fan jumped onstage and attempted to place him in a headlock.

The hip-hop star was partway through his set at Cafe Sevilla in Long Beach when a mystery man in the audience evaded security.

In footage obtained by, the man can be seen jumping onstage and placing his arms around the rapper's neck before he's dragged away by bouncers.

The DJ briefly stopped the music before DMX ordered him to re-start, saying, "We don't stop the music for s**t!"

DMX Has Another Brush With The Law

January 2nd, 2012 5:30pm EST
Troubled rapper DMX had a brush with cops last week after he was given a ticket for driving without a seat belt.

The hip-hop star, who has been in and out of jail in recent years, was motoring through Los Angeles when police officers pulled over his car.

The rapper and his assistant were both given tickets for failing to wear seat belts and then allowed to continue their journey.

DMX tells, "Just a minor ticket, no biggie. A quick learning lesson about not wearing a seat belt. I will handle and pay for it. This would be the only reason I come in contact with the police because I ...

DMX To Star On VH1 Reality Show 'Relationship Rehab'

November 21st, 2011 9:09am EST
Rapper DMX will attempt to rebuild his failed marriage with the help of a new reality TV show, according to reports.

The hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, has been in and out of jail in recent years and after his release from prison in July, he split from his wife Tashera Simmons.

The former couple, who wed in 1999, is now giving their marriage another shot by appearing on "Relationship Rehab" on the VH1 network, according to

DMX and Simmons have four children together, while the rapper has another six kids from other relationships.

The series is set to be filmed in Decembe...

DMX Admits Most Of His 10 Kids 'Have Gotten Beatings'

November 10th, 2011 10:17am EST
Rapper DMX has come clean about disciplining his kids with a belt but he insists he'd never put them through the beatings like the ones he suffered at the hands of his mother.

In a candid TV chat with celebrity counselor Dr. Drew Pinsky, DMX, real name Earl Simmons, admits he is a tough disciplinarian - but he knows when to stop.

Revealing that most of his 10 kids "have gotten beatings," the rapper states, "You don't really have to beat them. That one time; smack them on the a** with a belt a couple of times and they'll get the point. It was not continual beating. Anybody you've got to be...

T.I. Makes His Return At BET Hip-Hop Awards

October 2nd, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Newly-freed rapper T.I. made his post-prison return to the stage at the BET Hip-Hop awards on Saturday night.

The hip-hop star was recently released from jail to a halfway house after serving a 10-month sentence for a probation violation, and was made a free man on Thursday.

T.I. made his return to the spotlight official by making a surprise appearance at the glitzy prizegiving in Atlanta, Georgia, taking to the stage with Young Jeezy, who opened the show.

The star then performed solo, while later in the ceremony, DMX, who was freed from prison in July, also made his return by performing...

DMX Welcomes His 10th Baby, Daughter Aaliyah

September 6th, 2011 8:30am EDT
Rapper DMX has named his 10th child after tragic singer Aaliyah.

The little girl was born earlier this year while DMX was behind bars serving time for a probation violation - and the newly-released hip-hop star showed his little girl off last week as friends and family of her namesake mourned the 10th anniversary of Aaliyah's death.

Appearing on BET show 106 and Park, DMX introduced his newborn daughter, stating, "This is Aaliyah. She is my newest baby. I named her after Aaliyah because that's how special she was to me... Know that you are named after an angel."

DMX, real name Earl Simmo...

DMX: 'I Plan On Suing For Harassment'

August 26th, 2011 10:27am EDT
Rapper DMX is threatening to sue cops for harassment after he was arrested for speeding earlier this week.

The hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, was pulled over in Arizona on Wednesday and accused of travelling at more than 100 miles per-hour in a 65 miles-per-hour zone.

He is adamant he was driving at a maximum of 90 miles-per-hour - and now he's vowed to launch legal action against officers for harassment.

Simmons tells, "I was going 85 miles-per-hour... I know for a fact I didn't go more than 90... I'm used to driving fast, I'm a New Yorker... but I constantly look at t...

DMX Arrested Yet Again

August 25th, 2011 9:20pm EDT
Embattled rapper DMX was arrested on Wednesday - just one month after he walked free from prison for a probation violation.

The hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, was released from an Arizona state prison on July 19 after serving seven months behind bars for violating the terms of his probation following an arrest last November.

However, DMX's legal woes continued this week when he was pulled over by authorities for allegedly speeding, according to

The rapper was found to be driving on a suspended license and was then booked on that charge as well as for speeding and reckless...

Swizz Beatz Offers To Help DMX Get Career Back On Track

July 19th, 2011 9:24pm EDT
Swizz Beatz
Super-producer Swizz Beatz has reached out to his pal DMX and offered to help the embattled rapper get his career back on track after he walked free from prison on Tuesday.

DMX, real name Earl Simmons, was released from an Arizona correctional facility after serving seven months for a probation violation and he revealed he was planning to hit the studio after reuniting with his family.

And the hip-hop star's longtime collaborator and Ruff Ryders crewmember Beatz insists he's ready and waiting for DMX to call so they can get back to work.

Beatz tells, "I'll always work with ...

DMX Released From Prison (Video)

July 19th, 2011 2:26pm EDT
Embattled rapper DMX has walked free from prison after serving seven months for a probation violation.

The hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, was originally expected to leave an Arizona state prison in Yuma last week, but had his release date pushed back after allegedly committing seven disciplinary infractions during his incarceration.

He was released on Tuesday and is already planning to get back to work.

DMX tells, "I'm feeling good... feeling really good. I spoke to my daughter; I just got off the phone with my wife... I'm going to go see my daughter while the sun...

DMX's Rep Slams Drug Smuggling Reports

July 13th, 2011 3:54pm EDT
A representative for DMX has blasted reports the embattled rapper has been caught sneaking drugs into prison, insisting he has "never" smuggled anything into his cell.

The hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, was due to walk free from an Arizona correctional facility on Wednesday after serving seven months behind bars for a probation violation. However, his release date has been postponed until next week following allegations he committed seven disciplinary infractions throughout his time behind bars.

Official records obtained by show the star had been found guilty of possessin...

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