Busta had to keep someone in check
Busta Rhymes has been doing alright keeping his temper under wraps since showing out in a New York City gym a few years ago. That is, until someone at Diddy’s annual Revolt Music conference made him lose his religion. In a new video shared by TMZ, the rapper can be seen violently shoving someone out of his way after the pair exchanged words.
The video begins with Busta and an unknown person nose-to-nose. The unknown puts his hand up to his face to wipe something away and in the same motion uses the back of his hand to put space between Busta and himself. This action sets the rapper off and he launches the dude across the sidewalk. The unknown shove-ee hops up to get back in Busta’s face, but the rapper’s team steps in to keep the two men apart.
Who started it?
It’s unclear what set the two men off. Busta has shown that he can take a joke in the past like when got into a battle with Marlon Wayans on another sidewalk in Miami before Jeezy’s birthday. The comedian even managed to get the better of Busta in the battle of barbs. After Busta told Marlon that his forehead looked like a bunch of bumper cars, Marlon said that Buss looked eight months pregnant and “like Black Shrek.” Busta just took it and kept it moving, so it’s unlikely that this confrontation was the result of a joke or misunderstanding. Which makes us wonder what might have pushed him to this point?
The outburst is the first we’ve seen since Busta was arrested for assaulting an employee at a gym in NYC. While we also don’t know what set him off there, that went a lot further than what happened on the sidewalk. Busta chucked a shake at the employee, cleared off his counter and threw the bits and pieces he could get his hands on at the clerk.
He was arrested for assault, but pled guilty to a lesser charge of second degree harassment. The sentence came with no jail time and required that Busta go through anger management therapy. We can’t say that the classes didn’t stick. Everyone has their limits, after all. But still, maybe Buss should work on his woosah.
Not All Negative
Not all the news out of Miami was negative. The conference honored Queen Latifah for her contributions to hip-hop culture and the award ceremony was full of touching tributes to the legendary rapper-turned-actor.
Revolt chairman Andre Harrell set the whole thing up, but admitted that he was overwhelmed by the night.
“I’m emotional tonight,” Harrell said. “I don’t do this but I’m so proud of you. Behind the scenes or in front, Dana the Queen gives 100 percent and never lets you forget that she’s just a girl from Newark.”
Diddy — the other force behind Revolt — took a moment to pay respect to Latifah.
“Queen Latifah is Revolt. She spoke her mind in music and wasn’t afraid to stand up for justice. She’s fearless,” he said.
Latifah seemed wowed by all the attention in an uplifting speech that paid tribute to her own personal heroes. “This is a perfect award,” she said, starting off a speech that would send shout-outs to Fab 5 Freddy, Diddy and her own parents.
Latifah said her parents “taught me who I was and raised me to be a queen” before passing on some wisdom of her own. “Don’t put a padlock on your mind,” she said. “Dream big and believe you can make it happen.”
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