Young Buck Sentenced to 7 Months in Prison
Young Buck is going back to prison.
On Wednesday (Aug. 10), the G-Unit rapper admitted to violating probation and was sentenced to seven months in prison. He was then taken into custody.
“Things ain’t go as plan today,” he wrote on Instagram. “Lost my freedom again. Lord knows how much I’m gonna miss my Mother,children,my girl,my Real friends and family.”
Buck’s lawyer, Alex Little, explained the situation further. “Mr. Brown agreed to end his probation by serving a short sentence,” he said in a statement. “He is disappointed by the result but grateful for the support of his family, friends, and fans.”
The 35-year-old reportedly violated probation by trying to contact his ex-girlfriend upwards of 100 times after he received a court order not to, according to The Tennessean.
In July, his former girlfriend said Buck threatened her after kicking in the door of her home. The case is still pending.
Buck also reportedly violated probation for that same incident. He was arrested then and released from custody on Aug. 1. He continued to contact the woman after that, according to prosecutors.
It’s been a year full of legal woes for Buck. Earlier this year, he reportedly threatened the fiancé of the mother of one of his children. The man had reached out to notify Buck that he was in violation of a state child support and visitation order.
“Brown then called the victim in this incident various derogatory and racial epithets and threatened him with physical harm,” according to a release cited by The Tennessean.
Legal issues have plagued Buck for a long time. In 2012, he earned 18 months in prison for gun possession charges. He started a three-year probation term in 2013. Following that, he provided a false urine sample last year, reportedly a third violation of federal probation.
Buck’s fellow G-Unit rappers wished him well. “Damn the boy Buck gotta do some time,” 50 Cent wrote on Instagram. “They are gonna keep him today. Smh he will be alright.”
Tony Yayo also added words of encouragement. “Free @buckshotz,” he said. “hold your head big bro. The system is a trap and we the targets. We all make mistakes bro but we got families to feed. Your freedom is everything bro we need you out here.”
Lloyd Banks added to the solidarity. “Setback for a major comeback,” he wrote. “hold your head brother and push that pen! Got you G! @buckshotz.”