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G-Unit's Yayo -- Free as a Bird-o

2/14/2008 7:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tony Yayo, rapper and 50 Cent protégé, has finally had his name cleared of assault charges, after the guy he was arrested with admitted that Yayo had nothing to do with the alleged crime.

Yayo (real name: Marvin Bernard) was in court in New York today where the assault case against him was dismissed. Lowell Fletcher, his co-defendant, had told cops last year that he was the one responsible for the beating of the young victim, and that Bernard actually tried to restrain him.

The rapper actually pleaded guilty to a violation, but it won't go on his record. Yayo's lawyer, Scott Leemon, tells TMZ, "Today's proceedings have validated Mr. Bernard's claim he was falsely accused."

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1.

I love Tupac    

Finally some justice!!

2258 days ago
2.

Lenn K.    

Well Marvin, this time you get off, but keep your nose clean. By the way, there's nothing wrong with your real name.

2258 days ago
3.

Stingrae    


Mr. G Unit,
Can you take care of Britney? She's been a bad girl and maybe some erectional attention from a gangsta thug would be just the sort of punishment needed to make her right.

2258 days ago
4.

Eddie C    

im glad he got away with it..... G-Unit all day baby.. yep .. money talks...

2258 days ago
5.

He's Boring now    

He looks guilty of something. Give it time, it aint like he's hanging around libraries, churches or attending save the whales meetings.

would hate to run into somebody looking like him in a remote airport parking lot at night...wouldnt you? Be honest now

2257 days ago
6.

SANTAFEJACK    

I'm not sure wether this guy should be out or not, but I know that I watch TMZ.com on television every night just to catch the shots of Harvey Levin. Cute as hell and buff, too. Somehow it made me Google the Carol Burnett song "I made a fool of myself over John Foster Dulles". Harvey, are you old enogh to know the reference?

2257 days ago
7.

SAxlerod    

Okay douche, glad to see you finally free. Now get your ass out of NYC before someone sets you up again. You know it's going to happen so truly get out of dodge.

2257 days ago
8.

butterflyburb    

he should stay in jail. people like him should be deported somewhere!!!!!!
go mess up amother countries culture!!!!!!!!!

2257 days ago
9.

He's Boring now    

Geez only 9 total comments for this lugs story. shows you rap crap and hip hop culture is going the way of the Edsel and Who Wants to be a Millionaire----popular for a short while than absolute disasters and now since forgotten. Buh Bye little man.

You cant even carry an interest on TMZ.

2257 days ago
10.

Matt    

Sammy Kahn, hate to tell you that hip hop culture is alive and here to stay :) Sorry buddy!!! I do agree that most of the "rappers" these day's aren't the best role models........ but.......... what you are saying is completely stereotypical. NOT ALL rappers are gun totin, drug selling thugs, some are, but there are some good ones out there with a positive message.

Open your mind a little, and close your mouth.

2257 days ago

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