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Busta Doesn't Get Rolled Up in Court

7/10/2007 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Something good finally happened for Busta Rhymes in court, as a judge refused to roll all four of his arrests in the last year together into one fat case, as the district attorney had requested.
Busta Rhymes Court Sketch
Rhymes just walked out of Manhattan Criminal Court, and was all smiles for the cameras, as all four of the charges -- two misdemeanor assault charges, a DUI, and a suspended license charge -- will be handled separately. TMZ is told that the D.A. had sought to try the four cases together for the sake of expediency, but Rhymes thought he'd get a better deal if the cases weren't done in tandem. The rapper rejected a plea deal last month that would've meant a year of jail time and a $1,500 fine.

Rhymes -- real name Trevor Smith -- has been arrested four times in the last 10 months. He's due back in court September 5, and trial dates will be set then, if necessary.


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As with Fitty, the question remains: Why is it permitted to live?

2626 days ago


SIGNING TO G UNIT is bad luck for any artist!
Busta is super talented, but has a real temper!

2626 days ago


Just more proof that it doesn't matter whether you are rich or poor. Once a thug, always a thug. Money doesn't buy class. The only reason these stupid gang-banger rappers even got recording contracts in the first place is because someone was dumb enough to sign them up. First, they had to create a recording company because all of the ones out there at the time were only recording artists that actually had talent and wanted to record music. Rap rhymes with crap; coincedence, I think not.

2626 days ago


I take my earlier comment about your sketch artist back. Wow. Busta has gotten fat as hell.

2626 days ago


Busta not fat...he muscled up. That sketch looks nothin like him. and there are plenty of black artists who give back to the community. some of the first responders to Hurricane Katrina were black rappers. Just because they don't put it on front street don't mean they don't give kack to the community. Lil Kim has a ascholorship fund for girls, Nelly....etc.

2626 days ago


Jail time is needed here!

2625 days ago


DAMN! There goes Sharpton's $$$$$

2624 days ago
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