Dmx's Rap Artist Arrested
A rapper signed to troubled hip-hop star DMX's record label has been arrested on a series of drug and weapons charges.
Yung Berg - real name Christian Ward - has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of marijuana and menacing following a police investigation on Saturday (09Aug08).
According to reports, Ward got into a dispute with a limo driver in New York at the weekend, prompting a call to authorities.
A source tells celebrity website TMZ.com the driver reported a dispute with five passengers and when police investigated the complaints, they charged Berg.
Ward's hip-hop boss DMX pleaded not guilty to felony charges of theft and identity theft last month (Jul08) - the latest in a string of legal troubles for the star, which includes arrests for speeding, suspected drug possession and animal cruelty this year (08) alone.