Rapper Busta Rhymes
was charged with driving with a suspended license in Manhattan yesterday (Feb.
22) morning. Police
stopped the rapper for allegedly running a red light around 5:30 am this morning
and took him into custody. Rhymes,
born Trevor Smith, was charged with driving with a suspended license. If
convicted, Busta Rhymes could face up to 15 days in jail. The
infraction is the latest legal issue for Rhymes, who is also facing two assault
Feb. 20, Rhymes rejected a plea bargain from prosecutors, who offered Rhymes six
months in jail for allegedly assaulting his former driver in Dec. of 2006 and
a fan in Aug. of 2006. The
rapper is currently considering pleading to the lesser charges of third-degree
misdemeanor assault, If
he accepts the offer, Rhymes would be required to serve five days of community
service, two weeks of youth lectures andsix months of anger management classes.