ODB Scheduled To Answer Shoplifting Charges

Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is scheduled to appear in a Virginia Beach, Va.,

courtroom on Tuesday (Aug. 11) to answer charges of shoplifting a pair of Nike sneakers

on July 4.

The iconoclastic MC -- who claims to himself have been the victim of an as-yet-unsolved

June robbery and shooting in New York -- was originally slated to go to court for the

shoplifting charges on July 28, but skipped the hearing because he was on tour in

California.

A warrant for his arrest was subsequently issued, but ODB was never apprehended on

that order.