G Unit rapper Young Buck was charged with assault with a deadly weapon today (Dec. 20) for allegedly stabbing a man at the second annual VIBE Awards taping in a Santa Monica Airport hangar Nov. 15.
Buck’s arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 14 at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles, according to court officials.
Buck, 23, whose real name is David Darnell Brown, is accused of stabbing Los Angeles parolee Jimmy James Johnson after Johnson allegedly punched Dr. Dre, who was preparing to go on stage to receive VIBE’s lifetime achievement award.
Johnson allegedly requested an autograph from Dre prior to striking the rapper/producer.
Johnson was also charged with assault today for his involvement in the melee, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Johnson is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 10.
Investigators said they identified Buck on videotape attacking Johnson with a knife. Johnson suffered a collapsed lung and was taken to the hospital following the altercation.
Dre was not critically injured in the attack and accepted his award on stage after the fight disrupted the show.
Police issued an arrest warrant for Buck in the days following the awards show incident.
The Nashville native surrendered on Nov. 19 to Santa Monica police and was released on $500,000 bail.