The charges stem from a brawl at the Vibe Awards on November 15th that began when a man identified as Jimmy James Johnson, 26, approached Dr. Dre as if asking for an autograph, only to punch the hip-hop producer in the face. A widespread brawl ensued, leaving Johnson stabbed. Johnson suffered a collapsed lung and was hospitalized in stable condition as of Thursday.
Police have charged Young Buck in part based on video evidence from the awards show. "A video of the incident revealed that three males were in the immediate area of this melee and were seen to be holding knives," reads a statement from the Santa Monica police. "Brown is clearly depicted as holding the knife after the assault and is one of a number of fight participants who is pepper sprayed by officers attempting to stop the unlawful assaults."
Young Buck's debut LP, Straight Outta Cashville was released in August and entered the charts at Number Three.