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Judge Drops Gavel on Busta Rhymes’ Machete

Posted By on December 12, 2006

Busta Rhymes was charged with a misdemeanor weapons charge yesterday (December 11) for possessing a machete cops found in his vehicle when he was arrested back in August.

In addition, Bus is already charged with misdemeanor assault for beating up a man who accidentally spat on his car. Busta (born Trevor Smith) turned down Manhattan prosecutors' plea deal to serve six months in jail for the assault.

Busta's lawyer, Robert Kalina, calls the case "selective prosecution" of a rap star. On the other hand, prosecutors argue that six months is too light of a sentence considering Bus-A-Bus' history of violence.