The rap star, real name Earl Simmons, reported the theft of his $30,000 (£21,200) timepiece to police in Costa Mesa, California, after realising it was missing from his hotel room on Saturday (09Apr16).

The cops arrived on the scene and arrested the unnamed female, who told officers DMX had taken her back to his hotel room on Friday night (08Apr16), and sexually assaulted her.

Sources tell TMZ.com her assault claims are bogus, but police are investigating her allegations.

DMX spent several weeks behind bars last year (15) for failing to keep up with child support payments to his ex-wife.

He was handed the sentence in July (15), but walked free at the end of September (15).

The rap star was arrested again in October (15) and a warrant for his arrest was issued in December (15) as the support saga rumbled on.

DMX also hit headlines in February (16), when he was hospitalised after suffering an asthma attack and collapsing outside a hotel in Yonkers, New York.