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Busta Rhymes Pleads Out!

1/23/2008 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Busta Rhymes just plead guilty to all four charges against him, including two assault charges and one DUI.


TMZ was in the courtroom as Busta did a 180 on his not guilty pleas, taking a plea deal. For the two assault charges stemming from incidents last year, the judge promised him three years probation, served concurrently. Busta will have to serve a year in jail if he violates the probation. What's more, an order of protection was issued for the victims of his assault. Sentencing will take place March 18.

As for the DUI, Busta will have to pay a $750 fine and enroll in a drunk driving program. For the final charge, driving with a suspended license, he will have to give up his driver's license for six months.

His lawyer, Scott Leemon, tells TMZ, "We're glad to put this behind us. Busta looks forward to the future. It's been a rough year and a half for him."

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Laura    

DUI is so common and everyone gets them. I dont think it's a big deal. I like Busta Rhymes and his music. He is going to be featured in Pepsi's ad during the Superbowl along with Missy Elliot, LL Cool J, and Macy Gray. It's a parody of Saturday Night Live's popular "Night at the Roxbury" skit. Check out the video here. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVYzxxgKXTY

2402 days ago
2.

RedFox    

Very many thanks for a good work. Nice and useful. Like it!

2358 days ago
3.

bbolo84    

FIRST!!

2412 days ago
4.

WHAT?    

Good, maybe the babysitter can help him to become a responsible adult!

2412 days ago
5.

Lori2U    



WHO IS THIS IDIOT AND WHY DOES ANYONE CARE...

2412 days ago
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Lori2U    



HOPEFULLY THEY LOCK HIS ASS UP FOR A LOOOOOOONG TIME...

2412 days ago
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Lori2U    



TYPICAL RAPPER. AT LEAST HE GOT CAUGHT. HOPE THEY LOCK HIS AZZ UP FOR A LONG LONG TIME...


2412 days ago
8.

TarnishedAngel    

Two counts of assult among other charges and all he gets is PROBATION???? And the victims got an order of protection. If they need protection against him, then he should be locked up until he's no longer a threat.

2412 days ago
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Standards are badly needed.    

Good Lord. No real consequence but a slap on the wrist. What are the odds we'll be sing him back here again?

2412 days ago
10.

JAMES    

WTF!!!!!!!, WTF!!!!!!!, WTF!!!!!!. PROBATION!!!!!! (ARE YOU KIDDING ME)

2412 days ago
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jollyex    

Oh yeah, that'll straighten him out. I'm sure he'll tow that line to the T.

2412 days ago
12.

MaMaKat    

Who is this "Douche Bag" anyway?

2412 days ago
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Bustasladii    

THIS IS FOR ALL U HATERS IM GLAD HE DIDNT GET JAIL TIME OR BETTER YET LETS GIVE HIM 82MINS LIKE THAT CRACK SNORTING LINDSAY LOHAN???

2412 days ago
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rudewaitress    

My ass would be in jail right now cause I don't have a high priced lawyer or any celebrity. But this punkass chump gets a slap on the hand and can't drive for 6 months!? Keep lettin the thugs get away with it and keep watchin the violence continue to grow. New world justice.

2412 days ago
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rudewaitress    

#13 How about taking your nasty ass toothless grin back to the streets where it belongs. This was about assault, not Lohan, you moron.

2412 days ago
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