Jay-Z was sentenced
to three years probation on Wednesday after pleading
guilty to stabbing Lance "Un" Rivera. He pleaded
guilty to misdemeanor assault and confessed to stabbing
Rivera on Dec. 1, 1999, at a party for Q-Tip at Manhattan’s
Kit Kat Klub.
According to the police, Jay accused Rivera of bootlegging
copies of Vol. 3-Life & Times Of S.Carter and stabbed
Un twice with a 5-inch knife.
According to press reports, Jay said, “I stabbed Lance
Rivera,” in a low tone at Manhattan’s State Supreme
Court. On Dec. 6, the judge will sentence him to three
years probation. “I have accepted responsibility for
my actions as well as the actions of others who were
involved,” Jigga said. "I am very pleased that
this unfortunate episode is now over.”
time, Rivera almost filed a lawsuit against Jay-Z but
didn’t after he received an out of court settlement
between $500,000 and $1 million. After the settlement,
Un told prosecutors that he wasn’t interested on
pursuing the case even though the State continued with
its case. Lance Rivera allegedly refused to cooperate
with the authorities.
stabbed plaintiff Rivera in the stomach, thrusting the
blade up towards the rib cage and chest," the suit
claimed. Following this first stabbing, an unknown assailant
from defendant Carter’s entourage then struck plaintiff
Rivera in the head with a bottle. As plaintiff Rivera
was falling to the floor from the head blow, defendant
Carter then stabbed plaintiff Rivera again."
a NY court dismissed a previous gun charge after his
chauffeur admitted ownership of the gun found in a sport
utility vehicle that Jay was a passenger on April 13.
Sentenced to one year in jail, the chauffeur pleaded
guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.