Young Buck was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on Monday for allegedly stabbing the man who attacked Dr. Dre at the Vibe Awards last month.
The G-Unit rapper, whose real name is David Darnell Brown, faces up to eight years in prison if convicted, according to Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Hamid Towfigh.
Buck remains free on $500,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on January 14 (see "G-Unit's Young Buck Surrenders To Police" and "Warrant Issued For Young Buck In Vibe Awards Stabbing").
Jimmy James Johnson, the man who initiated the melee (see "Dr. Dre Attacked, Man Stabbed During Melee At Vibe Awards"), was also charged Monday with assault and remains in custody on a parole violation, Towfigh said. His arraignment has not been set.
Johnson allegedly punched Dr. Dre in the face after the producer refused to sign an autograph. The punch sparked a brawl that was broken up a few minutes later by police using pepper spray. The Vibe Awards continued and aired later in the week, although the incident was edited out.