Rapper Busta Rhymes was sentenced Wednesday (Sept. 8) to five
years' probation for carrying a loaded automatic pistol in his car in
New York in December, according to Wayne Brison, a spokesperson for the
New York County district attorney. Rhymes (born Trevor Smith) pleaded
guilty in May to criminal possession of a weapon, in a plea agreement.
The 26-year-old rapper had faced up to seven years in prison if convicted
of a felony weapons charge. Police found the gun during a traffic stop.
His album The Anarchy is due late this year, and he is scheduled
to perform at the NetAid charity concert Oct. 9 in East Rutherford, N.J.