Busta Rhymes Gets Probation On Gun Plea

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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.