Monday, July 16, 2012
Rapper Young Buck Sentenced To 3 Years in Prison
Young Buck, whose real name David Brown, was sentenced to three years in prison on a weapons charge stemming from a 2005 arrest for gun possession.
The judge presiding over the case ordered the rapper to serve two counts concurrently so his time behind bars will amount to 18 months.
Questioned by reporters outside the courthouse Buck said he was grateful this chapter of the ordeal was resolved.
"My pride is through the roof. My head is held high, and I'm just looking to get all this behind me," Young Buck said. "With the judge not considering my history to subtract some time, I'm just thankful for what time I do have."
"I got to go to the penitentiary in like two months. Fuck with me for real, hold me down, " he said in a video interview.
While this prison sentence will certainly delay a planned comeback attempt by Buck, it won’t do much to postpone the scheduled liquidation of his possessions as part of a bankruptcy case with the IRS.
On July 26 the rapper’s gold and diamond jewelry collection will be auctioned off as creditors attempt to recoup the millions of dollars the once promising rap star owes. Buck told reporters, "I've had some rough times. I've been fighting the bankruptcy situation, and there were some court situations."