Busta Rhymes Sentenced to Probation

AP is reporting that rapper Busta Rhymes was sentenced by a Manhattan judge to three years’ probation and 10 days of community service Wednesday for assaulting his former driver and a fan. The 35-year-old rapper was also fined $1,250, in addition to court costs, for driving with a suspended license AND under the influence. He pleaded guilty to the charges – related to four separate incidents – in Manhattan Criminal Court. Rhymes, whose real name is Trevor Smith, must also enroll in a DWI program.

“I just want to say that I’m very grateful to the judge, and I’m very grateful to the system. I believe in the system,” Rhymes said as he left court.