DMX Starts Fight at Concert, Woman Struck with Chair

ImageA 29-year-old woman was hit in the head with a metal folding chair during an altercation between several concert-goers and members of DMX's entourage at Hot 97's Back to School Jam on Saturday (September 30).

According to The New York Newsday, DMX, who was a headliner at the event which also featured appearances by Lloyd Banks, Yung Joc, and Jim Jones, sparked the melee after the sound was turned off midway through his performance.

"DMX ran back, jumped off stage and started a fight with the sound person," Det. Sgt. Herb Daub of Nassau's Third Squad told Newsday.

According to police, DMX and his entourage left the stage but returned soon after and began throwing bottles of water at the audience.

"A member of the audience picked up a steel folding chair and threw it on stage," explained Daub. "It was thrown back off by a member of DMX's entourage and it struck the victim in the head."

The unidentified victim was taken to NassauUniversityMedicalCenter in East Meadow and treated for her injuries.

Authorities said the man who allegedly threw the chair had dreadlocks. Third Squad detectives are investigating the matter as an assault and are asking anyone with information about it to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-224-TIPS.

DMX could not be reached for comment Sunday. A spokesman for DMX's record label, Sony Urban, was unable to locate the artist's representative.

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