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Busta Rhymes , Ja Rule, Lil Wayne and Remy Ma in Manhattan Criminal Court

With four hip-hop heavies in the house, any enterprising promoter could have staged a rap concert. But the house was Manhattan Criminal Court, and the rappers — Busta Rhymes, Ja Rule, Lil Wayne and Remy Ma — were there Wednesday on separate cases ranging from assault to weapons possession.In each case, the rappers were simply given a new court date.Busta Rhymes, whose real name is Trevor Smith, was ordered to return Jan. 23 when jury selection will begin for his trial on assault and drunken driving charges.Rhymes, 35, is accused of kicking a fan, punching a former employee, driving drunk and driving with a suspended license.Ja Rule, born Jeffrey Atkins, was told to come back Dec. 5. The 31-year-old rapper was arrested on weapons charges last July after police stopped his 2004 Maybach — a car that sells for up to $400,000 — and found a loaded .40-caliber handgun.Lil Wayne, 24, was ordered to reappear in court Feb. 25. The performer, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, was arrested for ill...

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  4. T.I., Busta Rhymes Receive Nods for BET Awards

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  5. Man Sues Busta Rhymes for Allegedly Beating Him Up

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  6. NYC Judge Says Busta Rhymes Won't Face Weapons Charge

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  7. Fan Sues Busta Rhymes for Alleged Beating

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  8. Rapper Busta Rhymes Briefly Detained at U.K. Airport

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    Cops are probing whether a beef between Busta Rhymes ' producer and two members of rapper 50 Cent's notorious posse spurred fatal gunfire at a star-studded video sho...

  2. Busta Rhymes Posts Bail on Assault Charges

    Busta Rhymes posted bail and was released Thursday after being arraigned on misdemeanor assault charges that say the hip-hop star beat a man last month in a dispute ...

  3. Busta Rhymes Faces 2 Assault Charges in New York

    Busta Rhymes will face trial on two assault charges after a judge withdrew a plea offer Monday that would have let the rapper remain free.Manhattan Criminal Court Ju...

  4. Busta Rhymes Sentenced to 3 Years Probation in Ex-Driver, Fan Assault

    A judge sentenced Busta Rhymes to three years' probation Tuesday for assaulting his former driver and a fan, and warned the rapper to stay out of trouble.The 35-year...

  5. Busta Rhymes Accused of Driving With Suspended License in New York

    It's more legal trouble for rapper Busta Rhymes . He has been charged with driving with a suspended license after police said they stopped him for running a red ligh...

  6. Busta Rhymes Faces 4 Separate Trials, Including 2 Assault Charges, After Rejecting Plea Deal

    Busta Rhymes , accused of attacking two men, driving drunk and driving with a suspended license, has rejected a plea deal and is facing four separate trials.Manhatta...

  7. Busta Rhymes Wins Court Order to Perform in U.K.

    American rapper Busta Rhymes won a court order Friday allowing him to perform at a charity concert in Britain, despite a government attempt to keep him out of the co...

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