Busta Rhymes was arrested Wednesday night and charged with assault after he allegedly threw a protein drink at a gym employee. The rapper was working out at Steel Gym in NYC when he began arguing with a front desk staffer.
According to eyewitnesses, the argument began on Tuesday when Rhymes tried to bring a cameraman into the gym so that he could record his workout, which the gym employee refused to allow. The next day, Rhymes returned to the gym and approached the desk to buy a water and a protein drink. The employee told him he had to leave.
“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. He was provoked. Busta never had any physical contact with him whatsoever,” said an eyewitness.
Some have claimed that there was already bad blood between the two from the past.
It is not known if there were serious injuries, but the victim refused medical assistance at the scene.
Accounts differ regarding whether the “weapon” involved was a Muscle Milk or Lean Body beverage.
MP’s Take: It’s pretty ridiculous that Busta got arrested for that. Does getting hit with a protein shake really hurt that bad? It would be one thing if it were a punch. It’s a cardboard box full of liquid. I guess this is a good publicity for the protein shake company that it’s all over the news. Wait, why is this all over the news in the first place?