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Busta Rhymes gets probation, fines, and community service for assault and DUI charges:
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. 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.”
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.”