LATEST: Rapper Young Buck has been ordered to stand trial for the stabbing of a man during last year's (04) Vibe Awards in California.

Buck - real name DAVID DARNELL BROWN - is accused of knifing JIMMY JAMES JOHNSON during a fracas at the November ceremony after Johnson punched DR DRE.

Superior Court Judge JAMES DABNEY yesterday (06JUN05) ruled there is sufficient evidence to send the 24-year-old to trial.

But defence attorney LEONARD LEVINE insists, "We're confident when all the truth comes out, he'll be exonerated."

Young Buck, who is signed to Dr Dre's record label and is part of the G-Unit hip-hop collective, has pleaded not guilty to the assault charge.

07/06/2005 13:42