Trouble-prone rapper DMX missed five different flights that producers of “The Wendy Williams Show” booked for him to appear on the show this week following his Monday night arrest.
The rapper, real name Earl Simmons, was scheduled to sit down for an interview with Williams on Tuesday on her New York set, but it had to be postponed by 24 hours following his arrest in South Carolina.
He was freed on bail hours after he was charged with driving on a suspended license, driving without insurance, and driving an unlicensed vehicle, but repeatedly dismissed the plane and car arrangements that had been made for him. Williams claims he then demanded the show cover costs for his former lover to fly to the Big Apple too from her home in Florida.
Explaining the drama on Wednesday’s show, Williams said, “We made not one, two, three, four, (but) five plane reservations for that man to come up here from South Carolina and he missed all five flights…
“And then he’s got this baby’s mother. He’s got 13 kids… One of the baby’s mothers lives in Florida with one of his kids. Well X said he wasn’t coming to New York unless we now, all of a sudden, fly his baby’s mother up here so that I guess they can have a visitation backstage.”
She added, “I like DMX… We were accommodating, we bought the plane tickets for the baby’s mother, she missed the flight… and showed up at the airport randomly the next day to get on the plane. No telephone call, nothing, like she could just use the (previous day’s) tickets or something…”
She then gave him until Friday (08Nov13) to honor the commitment – but it appears DMX has other plans.
A statement released by his rep today reads: “Due to recent media scrutiny, DMX will not be appearing on “The Wendy Williams Show” this week. The team apologizes to his fans who were anticipating his performance but we are holding off on interviews and focusing on making music and organizing a world tour.”