Young Buck Pleads Not Guilty In Vibe Awards Incident

G-Unit rapper Young

Buck pleaded not guilty Friday (Jan. 14) to an assault with a deadly weapon charge

stemming from an incident at the Vibe Awards last November in Santa Monica, California.

Buck, born David Darnell

Brown, is accused of stabbing Los Angeles parolee Jimmy James Johnson after

Johnson allegedly punched Aftermath Records head Dr. Dre, as the award show

was being taped.

Dre was preparing to go

on stage to receive a lifetime achievement award when Johnson requested an autograph

from the infamous rapper/producer, then punched him when Dre refused, according

to reports.

The attack triggered a huge

brawl in the midst of the show.

Johnson also pleaded not

guilty Monday (Jan. 11) to a felony assault charge for allegedly striking Dre

in the face.

The only words Buck reportedly

uttered at the hearing Friday (Jan. 14) in the Airport Courthouse of Los Angeles

Superior Court were in regards to his latest album Straight Outta Ca$hville,

released last August.

"Young Buck, go buy

my album," he told those present.

Buck turned himself in to

police Nov. 19 and was later freed on $500,000 bail.

The rapper faces up to eight

years in prison if convicted, according to authorities.

A court has to

decide whether evidence is sufficient to begin a trial. And Buck is scheduled

to return to court for a preliminary hearing on February 18.