Rapper Nas was charged with assault yesterday (Dec. 18) stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation in a New York nightclub. The New York Daily News reports that the artist, whose real name is Nasir Jones, al

Rapper Nas was charged with assault yesterday (Dec. 18) stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation in a New York nightclub. The New York Daily News reports that the artist, whose real name is Nasir Jones, allegedly smashed a bottle against the head of a fellow patron who entered the VIP area of the club Cielo.

Nas reportedly surrendered to police yesterday and was arraigned last night before posting $7,500 bail. He is due back in court Jan. 20.

"One guy enters the VIP area, and [Nas] clocks him in the head with a bottle," a police source told the paper. The unidentified victim reportedly suffered minor injuries.