Busta Rhymes was arrested and charged with second-degree assault for allegedly throwing a protein drink at a gym employee.
The alleged incident took place at Steel Gym (good name) in Chelsea on Wednesday night. According to police reports, Rhymes (real name Trevor Smith) flung a box of Lean Body at the back of an employee’s head mid-argument.
The cardboard reportedly left a cut on the man’s head but no serious injuries. Rhymes and the Steel Gym worker apparently have a sordid history.
New York Daily News reports:
One bodybuilder said that a front desk employee got into a beef with Busta Tuesday when the rapper tried to bring a cameraman into the gym to record his workout routine. The worker refused to allow the videographer inside.
When Rhymes returned to the workout facility Wednesday he approached the desk to buy a water and a chocolate-flavored Lean Body drink and the employee told him he had to leave.
One bodybuilder told the newspaper, “Things got heated. Busta splashed water on him and the employee threw water back. Busta’s security got between them. The cops came and [the employee] kept changing his story.”
Rhymes has to return to court on Nov. 6.
After being released, he posted this photo of himself on Instagram and wrote: “Thanks to everyone who helped expedite this evening for me. I’m good and we’re back to the grind. Heading 2 the studio 2 turn the bullshit into GREATNESS. I’m super good.”
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