Bone Thugs-N-Harmony star FLESH-N-BONE has been fined $250 (£165) after striking a deal with prosecutors to end an 11-year-old legal case.
The rapper, real name Stanley Howse, faced felony charges over allegations he assaulted his mother in 1999. He was said to have struck her on the side of the head with a gun, leaving her with a large cut.
He was arrested on outstanding warrants in March (10) during a Bone Thugs-N-Harmony concert in Cleveland, Ohio after cops were tipped off that he was returning to the city for the first time in years.
On Wednesday (26May10) he entered a plea of guilty to a fourth degree misdemeanour disorderly conduct charge after Ohio officials agreed to reduce the original charge of felonious assault with a firearm.
And the star is relieved to finally end the drama, insisting: "In my life, I have faced real tough times and I have been blessed in many ways; I am glad to put this behind me to focus on my music and my family. I am grateful to the family, friends, and fans of our music that have stood by me."