Young Buck Sentenced To Three Years For Weapons Possession Charges

By Staff  |  07/15/2012

Young Buck

Rapper Young Buck has had one helluva rough patch over the past few years, but as of late, things have gotten worse.

In March, his vehicle was riddled with bullets in a drive-by shooting, and on Friday (July 13), the 31-year-old rapper (real name: David Brown) was sentenced to three years in prison for weapons charges.

Buck's home was raided by the IRS back in 2010, during which a .40-caliber pistol and ammunition were found. Because he's a convicted felon, he's strictly prohibited from possessing any firearms ... and now, has the face the music because of the violation.

The felony stems from an the rapper's infamous incident at the 2004 Vibe Awards, where he  stabbed a man while trying to defend Dr. Dre . He eventually pleaded no contest to assault with a chance to produce bodily injury in 2005, thus, landing a felony on his record.

If the rapper serves his time without any write-ups or getting into any trouble, he should be out in 18 months. He faced up to 10 years behind bars, but struck a deal for a lighter sentence.

"With the judge not considering my history to subtract some time ... I'm just thankful for what time I do have," Buck told a reporter outside a Nashville courtroom on Friday.

Additionally, Buck's belongings -- including recording equipment, diamond-encrusted jewelry, and album plaques -- will be auctioned off by the IRS on July 26, because he's still unable to pay back his outstanding debts.

"I've had some rough times. I've been fighting the bankruptcy situation, as well as my court situations," Buck said. "My pride is through the roof. My head is held high. I'm just looking to get all this behind me."

Buck will begin serving out his sentence on August 13th. However, until then, he'll remain on house arrest.

Upon release, he'll be on supervised release for three years.