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BUSTA RHYMES: BUSTED?

BUSTA RHYMES
BUSTA RHYMES

Busta Rhymes is to face 4 criminal charges later this year, accounting for drunk driving, assaulting an employee, driving with a suspended licence and assaulting a fan who allegedly spat on Rhymes's car.

Judge Larry Stephen from the Manhattan District Court clarified that Busta's charges are to be trialed separately, starting from September 5 this year.

The rapper's defence lawyer Scott Leemon, claims him to be happy with the trial decision's as they possess a valid defence for all cases.

On Tuesday, Rhymes (real name Trevor Smith) faced a judge for the first of the charges reported against him, the judge denying a motion to consolidate 2 assault charges, meaning the rapper could be issued with some lengthy prison-time behind bars.

Busta has turned down the second offer of a year in jail to cover all the cases. "It's the same offer" the prosecutor made at Rhymes' last court appearance, his lawyer said, "and it's one which Busta adamantly rejects."
Words Daniella V Robbins

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