LOS ANGELES – An agreement has been reached to "favorably" resolve the assault charge against a rapper accused of stabbing a man during last year's Vibe Awards, the musician's attorney said Monday.
Nashville rapper Young Buck, whose given name is David Darnell Brown, allegedly stabbed attendee Jimmy James Johnson after Johnson punched producer Dr. Dre, starting a brawl during last year's taping of the show.
"I can't give any details, but we do have a deal with the Los Angeles County district attorney's office and will address everything in court next week," defense attorney Scott E. Leemon said Monday.
"We can't confirm either way, that it's going to be favorable or not," district attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said.
Brown, who is free on bail, has pleaded not guilty. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.
Johnson was sentenced to a year in jail last September after he pleaded guilty to punching rap mogul Dre.
Young Buck is signed to Dre's label as part of 50 Cent's G-Unit rap crew. He released his first solo album, chart topper "Straight Outta Ca$hville," this year.
In August, the rapper pleaded not guilty to felony gun possession charges after he and fellow G-Unit member Lloyd Banks were arrested in a van after performing at New York's Madison Square Garden on the "Anger Management 3" tour.
"I am cautiously optimistic those charges will be dismissed before his next court date in New York," Leemon said.
Brown is due in court in New York on Jan. 26.