Busta Rhymes Sentenced to Three Years’ Probation
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.