Drag-On Arrested On Assault Charges

Ruff Ryders rapper Drag-On was arrested in New York on Monday night and charged with assault after he allegedly engaged in a fight with his limo driver.

Drag-On (real name Melvin Smalls) was later arraigned and released on bail, and then gave his account of what happened to New York's FOX 5 News.

[article id="1443167"]"My limo driver came and picked me up,"[/article] the rapper began. [article id="1443167"]"We was coming up on the airport. We were going to pick my man up, and he was wild. [The driver] called me racist names, but I let all that slide though. I got to my crib, and it's like he was talking crazy.

I was trying to hold it back, but I couldn't hold it back,"[/article] he continued. [article id="1443167"]"He kept pimpin' me, so I'm like, 'Listen, man step out of my face,' and he didn't want to step out of my face. So I'm like, 'All right, champ, it's on. You're supposed to get out of the car and take my

bag out the car and all that. You didn't take my bag out the car. Why you out the car? All right now, you must want to fight then.'"[/article]

When asked what he did after that, the rapper threw mock punches at the camera and said, [article id="1443167"]"That's what I did. Straight up." [RealVideo][/article]

Drag-On will be featured on the sophomore album by fellow Ruff Ryder Eve, due out later this fall.