Rapper DMX was arrested at London’s Heathrow airport yesterday (May 13) for allegedly verbally abusing the cabin crew on a flight to England.
According to police, DMX, born Earl Simmons, refused to button his seatbelt as the plane started its final descent.
After the plane had landed, the 35-year-old rapper continued a verbal tired aimed at the flight’s crew.
The captain alerted police, who arrested DMX when the flight landed around 12:00 pm.
“Heathrow Police were called at 12.05pm on Saturday to reports of a passenger causing a disturbance on an inbound aircraft,” a Scotland Yard official said in a statement. “The plane landed at approximately 12.15pm and a 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being verbally abusive to cabin crew.”
Police said they released the rapper with a caution.
DMX has a well known history of arrests.
In 2004, he was arrested at JFK Airport in New York after a road-rage incident involving a parking space.
The rapper subsequently violated the terms of his probation in the JFK case, when he was cited for driving 104 mph in upstate New York, as well as another incident where he struck a car, which in turn struck a police cruiser in the Bronx.
In Nov. of 2005, DMX was sentenced to serve 70 days on Rikers Island for the infractions.
The rapper was released from the prison on Dec. 30 for good behavior and credits he accrued while previously incarcerated.