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Young Buck Sentenced To 3 Years In Federal Prison On Weapons Charges, Will Serve 18 Months

Former G-Unit rapper Young Buck (born David Darnell Brown) was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday, stemming from two counts of weapons charges as a convicted felon.

According to MSNBC, a federal judge ordered the multi-platinum rapper to begin serving his two counts concurrently on August 13, resulting in an 18 month sentence. In addition to reporting to prison, the judge also summoned Brown to court-ordered supervision for three years upon his release.

In spite of the Nashville native’s criminal history and recent bankruptcy woes, he remains positive and said he looks forward to getting his life back on track following his jail stint.

"With the judge not considering my history to subtract some time, I'm just thankful for what time I do have," he told NBC affiliate WSMV-TV. I've had some rough times. I've been fighting the bankruptcy situation, and there were some court situations. My pride is through the roof."

"My head is held high, and I'm just looking to get all this behind me.”

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