NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rapper DMX was charged on Friday with cocaine possession and criminal impersonation after trying to steal a car then crashing another vehicle through an airport parking lot gate, claiming he was a federal agent, prosecutors said.
DMX, 33, whose real name is Earl Simmons, and a man police identified as Jackie Hudgins, 41, were arrested Thursday night at New York's Kennedy airport by police officers who found a billy club and a bag of crack cocaine in their sport utility vehicle, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
The two men were jailed without bond on charges of criminal possession of a weapon and drug possession. In addition, DMX was charged with criminal impersonation, criminal mischief, menacing and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Both face up to seven years in prison if convicted and were awaiting a court appearance Friday night.
According to a criminal complaint filed in the case, Simmons tried unsuccessfully to force another motorist from his car in an airport parking lot, claiming he was an FBI (news - web sites) agent.