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March 18, 2008

Busta Rhymes doesn't have to worry about bustin' out

BustaAs detailed in this AP report, a "judge sentenced Busta Rhymes to three years' probation Tuesday for assaulting his former driver and a fan, and warned the rapper to stay out of trouble."  Here are more details:

The 35-year-old Rhymes, whose real name is Trevor Smith, was also ordered to perform 10 days of community service; pay a $1,250 fine, plus court costs; and enroll in a drunken driving program. After the sentencing, Rhymes said the terms of the plea deal won't be a problem. "I have no trouble being a good dude because that's what I am," he said.

Scott Leemon, Rhymes' lawyer, said a private agency called Rock Corp. will work out the community service program. He said he doesn't know yet what it will be. He also said Rhymes has paid most of the fines and surcharges he owed.

Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Larry Stephen put Rhymes on notice that he must abide by the conditions of his probation.  "If you mess up, you're going to jail," he said. "I've given you a chance."

Rhymes said 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."  The rapper said he wanted to get back to "having fun, making music, running around and showing love."

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"What you know about Busta Rhymes!" :)

Posted by: stiff | Mar 18, 2008 6:15:33 PM

stiff asks: Doug, "What you know about Busta Rhymes!" :)

A: Not much, honestly, but I certainly share his interest in "having fun, making music, running around and showing love." Sadly, I do not share his physique.

Posted by: Doug B. | Mar 18, 2008 8:32:45 PM

It's time to grow up. It is time to get serious with life. Now he has to walk on egg shells. Concentrate on making that great last CD and move into other avenues of the business. Going to jail is not a reward.

Posted by: Randy | Mar 19, 2008 6:53:40 AM

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