DMX to Panhandler Why Can't You Just Be Happy ... With This $5, Bro?!

2/1/2016 2:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

DMX tried to play master negotiator with a panhandler in NYC ... after the guy tried to upsell him on how big of a donation the rapper should make.

We'd say this interaction outside Haus nightclub on Sunday night was bizarre, but honestly ... strange things ALWAYS happen when we run into DMX.

But watch how the guy managed to talk his way OUT of getting $5! At least X got something out it.