Rapper and actor DMX has been arrested on charges that he and another man tried to steal a car at New York's Kennedy airport, US authorities said.
DMX starred opposite Jet Li in Romeo Must Die
DMX - whose real name is Earl Simmons - and Jackie Hudgins were held on Thursday night after the city's Port Authority police interrupted a dispute.
The pair were arrested on charges of attempted robbery, criminal impersonation and criminal mischief.
DMX has starred in films including Romeo Must Die and Exit Wounds.
Port Authority spokesman Tony Ciavolella said a preliminary investigation indicated that Mr Simmons may have identified himself as a federal agent.
He said no one was hurt and no weapons were recovered.
Last year, DMX was arrested for swearing during a concert in the Caribbean islands of St Kitts and Nevis.
In 2002, he was fined $15,000 after he admitted animal cruelty, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia.