Rapper Busta Rhymes (real name Trevor Smith, Jr., 35) was recently sentenced (March 18) by a New York judge to 3 years probation for assaulting a fan in August 2006 and his former driver in December 2006.
In addition to 3 years of probation for his role in 2 assault cases, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Larry Stephens ordered Rhymes to complete 10 days of community service as a part of his sentence. For driving with a suspended license (2006) and driving while intoxicated (2007), he must pay a $1,250 fine and court costs as well as participate in an anti-drunk driving program.
Judge Stephens warned the Grammy-nominated rapper to stay out of trouble and said, "If you mess up, you're going to jail. I've given you a chance."
Busta Rhymes seemed to appreciate his freedom and to be glad to finally put this behind him. He told reporters after the sentencing, "I couldn't feel better and this couldn't have happened at a better time. I thank the judge for giving me a chance and I thank everybody for being supportive." He also said, "I have no problem being a good dude because that's what I am," and that he wanted to get back to "having fun, making music, running around and showing love." (source)
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