According to the Associated Press, Judge Tanya Kennedy said Busta (born Trevor Smith) lost the deal because he was arrested for driving with a suspended license three days she made her offer.
"The court's offer is off the table," Kennedy told the 34-year-old rapper.
Busta is charged with assaulting his former driver, Eddie Hatchett, during a dispute over back pay. He is also charged for assaulting a fan who allegedly spit on his car in August.
After the judge withdrew her plea offer, Busta rejected a follow-up offer by the prosecution of one year in jail for each of two counts of assault – to run concurrently – and a $500 fine for the suspended license charge, and will go to trial instead.
The judge tentatively set the trial to begin on May 8.