Busta Rhymes appeared in Manhattan Criminal court today and was sentenced to three years' probation for his involvement in two assault cases. In January, the 35-year-old rapper, whose real name is Trevor Smith, pleaded guilty to attacking his former driver Edward Hatchett and assaulting a fan following a concert .

Smith was also ordered to perform 10 days of community service, pay a $1,250 fine for driving while intoxicated with a suspended license and enroll in a drunk driving program.

In addition to the sentence, the rap star received a stern warning from judge Larry Stephen. "If you mess up, you're going to jail," Stephen said in court. "I've given you a chance."

After the sentencing, Smith took the opportunity to assure the public that he has no intentions of disappointing Judge Stephen. "I have no trouble being a good dude because that's what I am," Smith told reporters. Read the full story.