Young Buck sentenced

The rapper pleads no contest to stabbing charge

Young Buck has been sentenced following his plea of no contest to a charge of stabbing a man at the Vibe Awards ceremony last year.

The G-Unit rapper – real name David Darnell Brown – entered the plea to the charge of assault likely to produce great bodily harm and received three years’ probation.

According to BBC News, Brown must also serve 80 hours of community service.


The rapper stabbed Jimmy James Johnson after Johnson punched Dr Dre during the show, which took place in Santa Monica, California on November 15, 2004.

Dre was hit as he waited to receive a lifetime achievement award. Johnson approached the producer, who was sitting at a table in front of the stage, and appeared to ask for an autograph before punching him.

A fracas then followed and Johnson was stabbed by Brown and suffered a collapsed lung.

Johnson later pleaded guilty to assaulting Dre and was sentenced to a year in jail and placed on probation for three years.