Young Buck speaking to VLAD, recalled the time he was charged with murder after getting involved when Dr. Dre was attacked at the 2004 Vibe awards.
During an important time of Young Buck’s solo music career, the former G-Unit member would drop his debut album Straight Outta Cashville. An album which landed at number three on the Billboard charts and easily hit platinum status.
But, it was an incident during the 2004 Vibe Awards that derailed his success. “That was a real awkward moment, from the moment I stepped into that building,” Buck said during his interview with VLAD TV. “We had a lot of problem with different individuals, different crews.”
To make matters worst the sitting arrangement made matters worse. “It was almost a circle around us, of all individuals we had problems with,” Buck explained. In attendance was Terror Squad, Murder Inc., and Suge Knight who according to VLAD, was not invited and but bullied his way into the event.
Buck and Knight had mutual respect for one another dating back to Buck’s days before signing with G-Unit. Not to mention Petty Pablo at the time signed to Death Row records also had a song with Young Buck, so it was no surprise that when Knight saw Young Buck at the Vibe awards, he showed love to the Cashville rapper.
That uneasy feeling Buck had felt before the awards show started, became more than what he expected. As Snoop Dogg and Quicy Jones were on stage getting ready to present Dr. Dre with the Vibe Legend Award, a man approached Dre and asked for an autograph. Getting ready to sign the autograph, Dre was punched in the face.
The incident turned into chaos, with police coming on to the scene, including Young Buck who at the time was backstage with Lloyd Banks as they were ready to present an award. Buck quickly ran onto the stage to see what had happened.
“When I walked out to the stage, the first thing I see was Dre,” Buck said. “I wasn’t even aware of whatever punch of the man who walked up and hit Dre or however it went.” Next thing you know, Buck jumped into the chaos and allegedly stabbed someone with a knife.
Buck was later wanted for attempted murder, but the charge was dropped when a forensic team went to the venue and located the fork that Buck claimed was in his hand during the incident. Fingerprints proved Buck was telling the truth and along with no evidence to convict him, Buck was good to go.