August 6, 2015


Busta Rhymes Arrested After Allegedly Throwing Protein Drink at Gym-Goer

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Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

Diddy, you're not alone. A little more than a month after the hip hop mogul was arrested for allegedly using a kettlebell as a weapon against his son's football coach, fellow 40-something rapper Busta Rhymes has been cuffed for reportedly chucking a protein drink at a man in a New York City gym.

"The artist was arrested charged with assault in the second degree," Billboard writes. "It’s unclear if the victim was injured in the incident." This is as apt a time as any to remind you that Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr. is Busta Rhymes' real name.

TMZ updated its arrest story at 9AM EST with a note that "Busta has been released on his own recognizance." The site also says the protein drink was a Muscle Milk, if that is of import to you as you try to parse out this whole situation. Whatever the beverage was, it clearly wasn't as brutal as a heavy-ass metal kettlebell. 

Busta's lawyer tells TMZ the charge is "a bunch of bull," which is among the lawyer-iest statements one can make, in addition to being quite possibly true. "This is another attempt to take advantage of Busta's celebrity status," the lawyer adds. We'll keep you posted on this protein-drink-throwing crime story.