In our music bits, DMX’s lawyer is denying allegations the he robbed a young man after a concert, Mariah Carey has left her high powered publicist and Webbie got closer to the Lord. More inside…
So, somebody taped DMX in the airport recently trying to drop some knowledge. And it’s..interesting. Check it above,
Meanwhile, X is back in the headlines for causing trouble…but his lawyer insists its all lies. The “Party Up” rapper, with multiple arrests and jail stints to his credit, is accused of robbing a 21-year-old man at a Highway 21 gas station in Newark, NJ. The man said around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, a person who identified himself as DMX pulled a gun and demanded he hand over his money, making off with $3200. Sounds crazy right?
The rapper’s attorney Murray Richman calls the tale completely absurd,” and in an exclusive statement to E! News says “it makes no sense at all.” He said,
“He was leaving a show, a very successful show, and he stopped for gas. Four young men approached him for a photo. They took photos and they offered [DMX] drugs. He said no and told them to go…They had an argument and next thing you know, they are accusing him of robbery. Just nonsense.”
It looks like the X is trying to stay out of trouble and you have to admit…we haven’t said anything about him in a long time! If you’re in the LA area, he and The Lox are at the Belasco nightclub tonight.
“Butterfly” songstress Mariah Carey is spreading her wings and seeking a new publicist. Cindi Berger represented Mariah for more than 15 years, but now, the two are parting ways before Mimi heads to Las Vegas to kick off her residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on May 6.
Cindi released a comment to Page Six saying,
“I have enormous respect for Mariah. She is one of the great talents and voices of our time, and I wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors. I care very deeply for her personally, but I felt that professionally it was time for us to move on.”
Mimi, who is covering the new issue of Vegas Player magazine as she gears up for her residency in Sin City, has not announced a new publicist but she has hinted at her next major project. New Line has bought an untitled Mariah Carey Christmas pitch from RatPac Entertainment, with writers David Diamond and David Weissman and producer Jon Shestack. The plan is for Carey to play a major role in the film and hopefully make some new Xmas tunes too. Aha! So that’s the reason she’s been spotted with Brett Ratner!
“Independent” rapper Webbie dedicated his life to the Lawd on Easter Sunday. The rapper says he heard a message from the man up above and decided it was time to step into the water and get a little closer. God is good!
Photos via Getty/DMX Instagram