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Manhattan Criminal Court Crowded With Rappers


Ja Rule, AKA Jeffrey Atkins, was arrested in July on weapons charges , Remy Ma faces charges of assault, Lil' Wayne was arrested for gun possession and Busta Rhymes faces his assault and DUI charges.

Rappers Ja Rule, Remy Ma, Lil' Wayne, and Busta Rhymes were all in a Manhattan courthouse on last Wednesday, albeit for separate cases. In each case, the Grammy-nominated defendants were given new court dates.

Ja Rule, AKA Jeffrey Atkins, was arrested in July on weapons charges after police found a loaded gun in the 31-year old's Maybach. He is due back in court on Dec. 5.

Ja won't be alone, however, because 26-year old Remy Ma, born Remy Smith was also ordered to return to court on Dec. 5 to face charges of assault (shooting a chick over some money) and witness tampering.



Lil' Wayne, born Dwayne Carter, was also arrested for gun possession and is to reappear in court on Feb. 25. The 24-year old was arrested after he and Ja Rule performed at a Manhattan concert.

Jury selection will begin on Jan. 23 for Busta's assault and DUI charges. The 35-year old, whose real name is Trevor Smith, allegedly assaulted a fan and a former employee in addition to driving drunk with a suspended license.

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