Nashville rapper Young Buck is facing up to 10 years in prison on a weapons charge.
Buck, whose actual name is David Darnell Brown, was in federal court Monday, during which he appeared before Magistrate Judge Joe Brown. Brown is charged with the possession of a pistol, a shotgun and ammunition. He pleaded not guilty.
Brown is free on a $100,000 bond. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Brown pleaded no contest after a 2004 incident during which he allegedly stabbed a man at the VIBE music awards show in California. Under the terms of the plea, he is not allowed to carry any weapons.
Glenn R. Funk, Brown’s attorney, declined comment.
In the past, Brown has battled problems with both the IRS involving back taxes and with noted rapper 50 Cent regarding a contract dispute.
He was charged Aug. 3, 2010, for weapons possession following an IRS raid of his property.