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No added charge for Rhymes

From Associated Press

A judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors could not charge rapper Busta Rhymes with possession of a weapon -- a machete found inside a sport utility vehicle -- following his Aug. 12 arrest on an assault charge.

Rhymes, 34, appeared at the brief hearing during which the judge rejected a prosecution request for the additional charge against the rapper.

Rhymes, whose real name is Trevor Smith, was charged with assault after he allegedly attacked a man for spitting on his car.

The prosecutor said a machete was found in the SUV in which Rhymes was a passenger. He is due back in court Dec. 11.

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