Busta Rhymes is facing a new weapon charge in an assault case, which stems from an incident in August, where the rapper allegedly assaulted a fan. Police claim Rhymes, born Trevor Smith, kicked and stomped Roberto Lebron in the head and body, after Lebron allegedly spat on Rhymes' Maybach, as the luxury vehicle was passing by in mid-town Manhattan. Lebron filed a formal criminal complaint and Rhymes was arrested and hit with various assault and weapons charges. When Rhymes was arrested, police searched his SUV and found a machete and a smaller, 10-inch blade. In October, the charge of possession of a weapon pertaining to the machete was dropped, but according to Reuters, prosecutors recently filed a new charge of misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon over the 10-inch blade. The rapper refused a plea deal in October regarding the assault and will strand trial on the various assault charges. Lebron, a former John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is also planning a civil lawsuit against Busta Rhymes.
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