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Last Updated: Monday, 15 May 2006, 12:32 GMT 13:32 UK
Rapper DMX arrested after air row
DMX reportedly launched into a tirade during the incident
US rapper DMX has been cautioned by police after being arrested at Heathrow Airport for abusing airline staff.

The 35-year-old refused to co-operate on the American Airlines flight from New York after being asked to fasten his seatbelt on approaching London.

The flight's captain alerted Heathrow police, who arrested the musician once the plane landed.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman confirmed DMX - real name Earl Simmons - was later released with a caution.

DMX has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and will release his sixth solo album, Year of the Dog, Again, this summer.

Launch party

He is due to perform at a secret launch party in London on Tuesday.

DMX, who has also appeared in films including Romeo Must Die and Exit Wounds, was sentenced to seven days in prison in 2005 for colliding with two cars while driving with a suspended licence.

He received a 70-day sentence for a separate incidence of speeding while holding an invalid licence in December 2004.

In June 2004, he was arrested after crashing his car into a gate at New York's JFK Airport and was handed a conditional discharge.

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