Q-Tip's 'Not Guilty' Plea

12/08/1997 AT 12:00 AM EST

Rapper Q-Tip, who founded the now-defunct band A Tribe Called Quest, pleaded not guilty in a Manhattan court Monday to third-degree assault charges that he broke the jaw of aspiring rapper Kenrick Miranda at a Times Square music store on March 15. Released without bail, Q-Tip (real name: Kamaal Fareed), 29, is due back before the judge on May 25.

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