Wu-Tang Clan rapper Method Man has accepted a plea deal to carry out community service in relation to his May (07) arrest for driving under the influence of marijuana.
The hip-hop star - real name Clifford Smith - was stopped at the Battery Tunnel toll booths in Brooklyn, New York, on 17 May and taken into custody on four drug and traffic charges, including unlawful possession of marijuana and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.
Smith, 36, has agreed to undertake community service at the Choices and Consequences programme, headed by the Brooklyn district attorney's office.
Defending his client's reputation, his lawyer Peter Frankel, tells the New York Daily News, "He's never been in trouble with the law before. This is a guy who flies in the face of all stereotypes about rappers."