Young Buck has been going through a tough stretch. After battling legal and brankruptcy troubles that forced him to lose his Tennessee home, the former G-Unit rapper was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday (July 13) for weapons possession while being a convicted felon.
Despite the three year sentence, however, Buck will only serve 18 months. "With the judge not considering my history to subtract some time, I'm just thankful for what time I do have," Buck told MSNBC.
Buck's belongings will be auctioned off by the IRS on July 26, as the rapper is unable to pay his debts. "I've had some rough times. I've been fighting the bankruptcy situation, and there were some court situations," Buck said.
After an IRS raid on Buck's Nashville home in 2010, authorities found a .40 caliber Glock 22 as well as ammunition. The raid followed reports that the rapper had an outstanding $300,000 tax debt, and because he's a convicted felon, Buck is prohibited from possessing any firearms. Back in 2005, he pleaded no contest to assault with a chance to produce bodily injury after he stabbed a man while trying to defend Dr. Dre at the 2004 Vibe Awards.
Buck rose to fame as a member of 50 Cent's G-Unit crew. In 2004, his debut, Straight Outta Cashville, went platinum; he followed that up with 2007's sophomore effort, Buck the World. But by '08, Young Buck had gotten himself kicked out of the group after tension between him and label boss 50. The MC has been releasing mixtape material on and off ever since, including The Rehab, an independent street album.