It has been over a month since Young Buck turned himself in to prison to begin his 18-month sentence on weapon charges. From behind the bars, the former G-Unit rapper recently jumped on the phone with his friend Charlie P to update his fans on his condition.
“Let everyone know that I’m good,” Buck said from the Yazoo City Low Security in Southern Mississippi, sounding like his usual charismatic self. “I’m one hundred. I’m well taken care of. I’m straight. Being up under the circumstances that it is…this is prison, ya know what I’m saying?
“At the end of the day, I’m making the best out of prison,” he added. “I don’t even like calling it prison. I call this shit Chain Gang College now. I’m in Chain Gang College. I’m handling it like a real man gotta handle it. There really ain’t no other way. You either do the time or let the time do you. I choose to do the time.”
Following the update, Buck spit an exclusive freestyle.
Besides his fans, Buck has also received support from his former G-Unit brethren, Tony Yayo, who tweeted, “Free Young Buck” on Monday (September 17).
Buck landed up in his current predicament after accepting felony charges for allegedly stabbing a man, who sucker-punched Dr. Dre at the 2004 Vibe Awards. He then endured a Federal raid on his Tennessee mansion for bankruptcy, but not without Feds finding an old gun. The combination of the felony weapon charges and the over $250,000 he still owes the IRS put Buck in the legal bind he is today.—Mark Lelinwalla