The 34-year-old hip-hop star is due to appear in a New York City court later today on a charge of misdemeanor assault.
Rhymes--real name Trevor Smith--stands accused of beating up and cutting the face of Eddie Hatchett, 39, on Dec. 26 outside his office in New York. Hatchett has alleged the attack took place after he tried to collect money he was owed.
Rhymes' latest brush with the law comes after a year dominated by legal problems. In the last 12 months, Rhymes has been charged with assault, attempted assault and harassment for allegedly beating up a fan who spat on one of his cars in August.
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