Rapper Kid Cudi guilty on drug charge, avoids jail

Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:01pm EDT
 
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. rapper Kid Cudi has pleaded guilty to drug possession, a spokeswoman for the Manhattan district attorney said on Tuesday.

Cudi, 26, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, pleaded guilty to the charge on Friday through his attorney. He was not present in court, the spokeswoman said.

The rapper from Cleveland was arrested on June 11 after a police officer said she found cocaine in the pocket of his pants.

Cudi was sentenced to two-days of community service. The misdemeanor charge will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for six-months, the spokeswoman said.

Cudi's single "Day 'n' Night" was a top five hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

He is expected back in court on March 23.

(Reporting by Basil Katz; Editing by Jerry Norton)