Busta Rhymes Arrested, Arraigned for Assault Charge

busta.jpgBusta Rhymes was arrested early Saturday evening (August 20) after his performance at Heineken’s Amsterjam Music Festival on Randall’s Island in New York City. According to the New York Daily News, the rapper was charged with assault in relation to an alleged August 12 incident where he is said to have attacked a man who spat on his car in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. According to the Daily News, unidentified police sources have stated that the arrest offered them an opportunity to question Busta about the February 5 shooting death of his bodyguard Israel Ramirez at the video shoot for the “Touch It (Remix).” Up until now, the rapper has refused to speak with authorities, although police believe that he can identify the killer who is thought to have fled the scene in G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo’s vehicle. Yayo has also refused to cooperate with police. Busta was arraigned last night (August 20) on a charge of third degree assault and released on his own recognizance, according to Barbara Thompson, a spokesperson for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Scott Leemon, one of the rapper’s attorneys is quoted as saying, “This is payback by the NYPD. He should have received a desk appearance ticket.” The NYPD countered that desk appearance tickets are not given for felony assault charges. The charges against Busta were eventually reduced to misdemeanor assault and harassment.

  • Chris Bowman ( ChefB1 )

    Rappers just never learn!

  • mr agee

    i thought i was first. 2nd the first loser. that shooting fucked up his record sales.

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  • moneyman

    fuck busta he really is a busta

  • marlon

    Its just like biggie and pac, these guys are all hailed as hero’s meanwhile they are scumbags either robbed and killed people or are fucking liars either way they are scumbags, but because they rap people are supposed to care, or feel sorry, the guy assaulted a guy for accidentally spitting near his car, the guy is a piece of shit

  • Arcane

    why are we actin like bicthess
    we (hip hop community)always lookin
    4 trouble or 4 somth,n negative
    why not wait until facts are proven
    before actin like pussy’s

    peace out

  • anti rap/ REAL HIPHOP

    mr agee Says:

    August 21st, 2006 at 11:19 am
    i thought i was first. 2nd the first loser. that shooting fucked up his record sales.

    Nah… Putting out hot garbage tryin to pass it off as music fucked up his record sales.

  • http://deleted triplesixninja

    busta is a busta thats word
    i hope he burns in hell for doing his boy israel ramirez like that, to protect some killer who is boys with tony yayo
    real scuzzy style busta

  • INTERSCOPE JACKSON

    WHAT TYPE OF DRUGS IS BUSTA ON
    COS, THIS NIGGA IS OUTTA CONTROL MAYN

  • 11kap

    The shooter in Tony yayo’s car must have been a cop or Ttony Yayo himself. Can’t you tell the system is a fraud? They treat us like we are supposed to be stupid or something. Don’t spit on my car either, bitch!

  • dnadavid

    Just cowardly. Cowards is what I call these ”Bustas”. HIp hop culture my behind. Hip hp hell. Maybe rap needs to take a step back and see what it has become and what kind of influence it is having on our youth. Stupidity! This really displays to the black community an ignorant side of the culture that cannot blame anyone else for his or hers problems when idiots like this go parading around making rap songs, and are just interested in trying to get paid.

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  • chitownstandup

    who cant beat someones ass with an entourage of sixty behind you! i live amongst real niggas all day everyday its a difference between rich violence and po violence rich is i shot u and u still have yo leg po violence is i went in yo crib and shot yo mama, sister, daugter and grandma and came to the funeral!!! this is real life not bling life!! fuck busta give em life!

  • black nigger

    fuck g-unit aftermath and the rest of them house niggaz

  • Illicit

    It is what is people. thangs happen, why hold anything he ahs donr to this point againt busta, he is a great rapper

  • PUMBIZZLE FROM JAMAICA

    Dem jus did a look fi a reason to lock him down……busta is jamaican and we reppin the jamaicans to the fullest (the original gangSTARS)

  • New York Nigga

    busta a bitch he wouldnt even help hoz bodyguard by talkin 2 da police. it Not snitchin busta its tryin to find da nigga that murda ur best friend.

  • H-man

    Plead the 5th

  • 5 STAR X-E-Q-SHUN

    Busta, love ur muzic man, but 06 aint been ur year.

  • jon jon–23

    Publicity stunt for record sales…

  • pop a poppa

    this is just an excuse for the NYPD to
    question Busta about the shooting that
    happened during the taping of the
    “Touch It (Remix)” video.

  • SMARTASS

    Naw it was his doing a song with the Pussywhack Dolls, not talking to the police about bodyguard being murdered & making the 4th weak album in a row that fucked up his record sales. And i’m a Busta fan!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com L.A.’s Finest

    They should blast Yayo!!! WestCoast stand up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.xanga.com/xzibit5 Harvin Singh G – unit clip

    i would the same shit if i was busta too

    AFTERMATH G – UNIT SHADY !!!

    FUCK THA POLICE

  • http://myspace.com/marvdash2 MarVDasH

    i hear a lot of busta bashing yall niggas need to wake the fuck up yea we look up to him cause he rap about shit we see every day there aint exactly tomany outlets for us growing up in hoods and ghettos reguardless of yall fake ass analasys hes one of the only rappers out now with a voice whos not afraid to be himself and its not like all he talk about is drugs and guns on that song wit Q-tip pass da torch hes talkin bout gettin more creative wit the music and as far as someone “accidentaly” spittin on his car please what would u do if u saw someone spit on your whip if u aint do nothin u a punk and deserve to be disrespected all the time “scumbag” nah yall just scared asses and we jus dont care thats how i see it move or get moved on bitch

  • marlon

    The reason busta can’t pass the torch is because it’s not his to pass, and its funny that he makes that song as he’s tryin to pass it to Papoose. I think Busta bashin is partly cause he’s a fraud. when was he selling all that coke was that the sob story days or the woo-haa days? I was a huge fan, but he has completely reinvented himself to fit with everything that is wrong with rap, while complaining about it at the same time. The only song on the album with half a brain is pass the torch and that is garanteed q tip’s influence. I might spit on someone if they spit on my car punishment fit the crime, but if I was a fuckin star I wouldn’t, I’d be content and laugh the hating off. bustas lookin for publicity and the whole fact that he let the man that he was protecting get killed by g.i. joe unit and is scared stiff shows he’s picking his battles, and assaulting some hater ain’t that necessary really. That mentality of move on or be moved on is what keeps you trapped in the ghetto like a bunch of crabs in the bucket.

  • storm

    I am surprised at everyones judgement of busta. While I do thnk it is stupid of busta to go after someone for spitting on his car, everyone can make a stupid decision in the heat of the moment. As far as his album being crap passed of as music, whoever says that must not be listening to the same Big Bang that I am. Lay off a legend in the game

  • 11kap

    Black people in America are always gonna look foolish as a group as long as we put our own people down. Stop trying to blame all the problems of america on Hip Hop or Black males, because that is very inacurate, you sorry 10%er. If you ask me, it is mostly white boys making a fool of themselves in this country (BUSH for example), not us. Look at the big picture.

  • reality181

    good point marlon. Busta gone crazy since hi early years. All these rappers making millions off talking shit about shit half of them never did. And for 11kap you just lost your mind. I don’t agree that you should blame hip hop or black america for the problems of america, but as for us white people we don’t even claim Bush. Everyone now days has something to due with America’s problems. And stop catorizing everyone, you don’t like it so why do it yourself if someone say Busta acting foolish then realize that its just talking about one man. If your going to generalize it yourself then maybe you need to check your own thoughts.

  • Makavelli

    WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM A MAN WHO IS TRYING TO GET IN WHERE HE FIT IN. THE MAN IS REALLY USE TO DOING PARTY MUSIC AND ALL OF A SUDDEN HE BECAME HARD, LIKE ON SOME KILLER SHIT. COME ON ANYBODY NO THAT EITHER SOMEONE FROM TONY YAYO’S CAMP OR TONY YAYO HIMSELF SHOT HIS BODY GUARD. THAT LET ME KNOW HOW MUCH LOYALTY HE HAS TO HIS PEEPS, SPLIFF STAR BETTER WATCH OUT,. BECAUSE IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO HIM BUSTA BITCH IS GOING TO PULL A PUFF DADDY. IT IS JUST SD TO SEE YALL RAPPERS MAKE AND YALL STILL BE CRYING LIKE YOU DESERVE MORE, WHEN YALL HAVE ALREADY BEEN BLESSED.SHOTS OUT TO NIGGAS LIKE SCARFACE FOR STAND ON THERE OWN FEET NOT IN SOMEBODY’S SHADOW. AND THEN YALL WONDER WHY HIP-HOP HAS DIED IN THE EAST. YALL REIGN IS OVER, BECAUSE NIGGAS LIKE BUSTA ARE FAKES TO THE GAME, BECAUSE HE CAN’T BE HIMSELF.

  • BIGNAT

    I REALLY DON’T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS SITUATION BECAUSE THE VIDEO SHOOTING THING. I HEARD HIS WAS INSIDE WHILE THE SHOOTING CN TAKE PLACE. MY THOUGHTS ON THAT IS WHAT CAN HE REALLY TELL THEM BUT WHATEVER. ALSO I CAN FEEL HIM ABOUT NOT SAYING ANYTHINNG GO FIND THAT GUY WHO SHOT YOUR MY FRIEND. THE NEW INCIDENT MAN HE IS A FOOL FOR REAL. WHEN YOU GOT MONEY LIKE THAT YOU SUPPOSE TO LET THAT SHIT SLIDE. PRIDE TAKES A BACKSEAT TO NOW HE MIGHT BE GETTING SUED FOR ALL THAT PAPER HE GOT. IF HE DON’T I THINK THIS INCIDENT IS SOME BULLSHIT OR IT’S A SETUP BY THE POLICE. I HEARD NOW THAT WE GOT HIM NOW WE CAN TRY TO DRILL HIM ABOUT THAT OTHER THING. MAN BUSTA NEEDS 2 GO OVER SEAS AND PROMOTE HIS ALBUM LEAVE THE U.S. FOR AWHILE IT WILL DO HIM SO GOOD.

  • Macdatruest

    Why is muthafuckas talking about rappers is scumbags and shit and just cause they rap they still scumbags. That’s the problem withniggaz now- hell yeah you should care about a rapper, they are the voice of black people around the world- If it wasn’t for scumbags rapping and scumbags picking up basketballs, black people would still be getting portrayed as coons to the rest of the world by the media. They forced to acknowledge our creativity. The media is designed to put any Black person on blast when they do something. All our dirty laundry get aired. From Michael Jackson (not guilty) to Kobe Bryant(not guilty) to Jesse Jackson (not guilty) to Any Rapper(most of the time not guilty too) But when a scumbag ass white man in a suit do something, the media OR NIGGAS don’t neeeever get too vocal. BILL O’ REILLY feelin’ on bitches and talking slutty to’em. MARTHA STEWART stole MILLIONS, and niggas aint callin’ her a low down ass dirty greedy bitch. Like a couple thousand families aint starve when WorldCom start layin people off cause SHE was stealin. NIGGAS NEED TO QUIT ACTIN LIKE SHIT IS ALL GOOD FOR US AND IT AINT NO SUCH THING AS HARRASSMENT NO MORE!!!!! ROCK STARS FIGHT, DRINK, FUCK, DO DRUGS, AND SWEAR IN PUBLIC- AND THE PIGS BE LIKE- ROCK ON DUDE!!!!! ROCKSTAR! ROCKSTAR! FUCK THAT SHIT-RAAAPER!!! RAAAAPER!!

  • marlon

    Bill reilly is a scumbag oh wait this isn’t a politics site, oasis is scumbags oh wait this isn’t a rock site you fuckin idiot its a hip hop site, also kweli, common, black thought q tip, kanye, phontigga, the list goes on for ever this isn’t about all that stupit this is about busta, if you can’t admit a scumbag is a scumbag cause he black or a rapper your stupid simple, this thread is about busta if i want to say bush is an idiot ill go to a site with a thread on bush.

  • marlon

    also turns out the kid was like 19 busta is in his 40′s, with a crew, how pathetic is that?

  • http://deleted triplesixninja

    i love my bitch i love my bitch that is the gayest song i have ever heard in my life and busta should go to hell on the strenght of that pussy shit

  • Macdatruest

    This is to MARLON: I wasn’t getting political, oh wait i don’t have to explain myself to one of the Jacksons, I was just using random examples of how the media don’t put people in other professions shit on blast like they do rappers, oh wait this isn’t seeseeseewhatimeantwas.com so why am I even bothering to respond? Maybe cause you called me an idiot. This thread may be about Busta, but what I’m posting is how “I” feel about the situation. I never said a scumbag cant be a scumbag cause they black, but when do other muthafuckas get labeled scumbags for some of the shit they do worst than rappers? IF I WANNA SAY SOME SHIT ABOUT BUSH, THAT I FEEL RELATE TO WHAT THE FUCK POINT I’M MAKIN’ I’M NOT GOIN’ LOOKIN’ FOR BUSH.COM, YOU FUCK ASS INDIVIDUAL, I’MMA SAY IT RIGHT THE FUCK HERE. THAT’S WHAT THIS THREAD IS ABOUT SAYIN’ HOW YOU FEEL. -IF YOU THINK CERTAIN VIEWPOINTS SHOULD BE CENSORED BECAUSE THEY INVOLVE OPINIONS THAT AREN’T STRICTLY HIP HOP, YOU PROBABLY A CRACKER. OR A NIGGA WHO THINK HE A CRACKER. EITHER WAY, SUCK A NIGGA DICK. MIL-SET, SEE?

  • 11kap

    Whatever! I know a small minority of white folks don’t like BUSH, but who put hia ass in office? When you think about it, most white folks have been fucking up in this land for more than 400 years while blaiming the blacks or the indians for everything……..your people are always looking for a scapegoat. That’s just the way it is, so whose mind is really lost? y’all!

  • marlon

    lol, take your explaanations to seeseeseewhatimeantwas.com

  • FIELDZ

    sounds to me like the police were still mad that busta wasnt cooperating wit em…so they made up some bullshit case to get on his helmet…someone spit on his car in the CHELSEA DISTRCIT?? C’mon….them cops are crooked as hell.

  • http://silk.wirehotmail.com silk.wire

    yayo is a gangsta ha ha ha ha

  • http://xxlmag.com Markus

    Yayo Makes Me Laff He Never Gun Go Soft!

  • 281-330-8004

    but it was just some 19 year old barely legal boy who spat in the street and landed on busta’s car that came speeding down the street. When the car stopped Busta and his crew came out and beat the kid up and wouldnt let his 19 yr old friends help him. he got a concussion and a split lip. that’s not funny. if i was his parents i’d sue the pants off of busta and get all the money i could.

    I think busta’s still a little irritated after his babymama went fag on him. he’s just upset and had to take it out on someone.

  • 281-330-8004

    ya’ll know that if that was a 19 yr old girl it would be the biggest thing in the world. lol.

    Also i think that if busta and izzy were real friends, than he would help the police find out who killed him.
    why would u want to protyect the person who killed ur friend. it’s people like u that keep us from finding out who killed Biggie and Tupac.

  • da chi

    marlon Says:

    August 23rd, 2006 at 2:59 pm
    lol, take your explaanations to seeseeseewhatimeantwas.com

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    lol

  • honeykiss

    oh wait this isn’t seeseeseewhatimeantwas.com ……………….. thats funny

  • vegas player 79

    this “snitchin” bullshit has to stop, if your boy was murdered wouldnt you want the killer to be hung up by his dick? somthin is fishy with that, busta knows who did it……step up and speak out for your boy you pussy

  • ooooookkkaayyy

    Im On My New York Shit! Busta Put Out One Of the Few Solid Albums From New York This Year. Fuck All The Drama He is the rep of New York Right Now.

    -Im On My New York Shit,
    I Rep the Giants, Jets, New York Knicks

  • Be EaZZy

    I aint neva done this b4 buh i had to say sumptin to dat Mark ass Bitch MARLON is u fuckin kiddin me caliin Big and Pac SCUMBAGS!? first off i noe u aint no reall nigga cuz u say Scumbag, secondly to disrespect two of the most influential rappers ever too hit the streetz is just plain ignorant 2pac constantly kept it real with songs (Brenda gots a baby, Keep Ya Head Up, Dear Mama, Me against the world, Pain!) that brought the truth in sometimes a brutal but neccisary fashion he is a Fuckin Icon whos was not afraid too stand up too punk niggaz like you and others who wouldnt know real if it wuzz yo fuckin name. And Big, shiiiit u must be kiddin me a man who did anythang for his daughter to make sure she wouldnt grow up with pain and poverty as he did, these are juss sum of the thangz theze men who strived for truth are known for. and yes at timez they seem contradictive but that was juss their anger,hate,and pain talkin which we all got and for sum whack ass tucked in pampered ass trick like u too call dem Scumbagz makes me wish i knew where u lived and show u wut a real nigga or “Scumbag” is really like

  • Boricua100

    Yo , Busta been in tha game fo a long time , n everyone know who he his…. fo da ppl who say Busta Cuttin his hair n beatin niggas up is publicity n a fake tryin ta fit in iz bullshit! Busta cut his hair, firs off , for a new image cuz he wuz ready to come bak into tha game.. and i know almos all yall in dis bitch would swing on a muthafucka for spittin on ur whip! Bustas real , n he will b fo da rest o his dayz , n as far as his boy gettin wet up , Busta memorialized him on da video n probly has nuthin ta tell tha police bcuz he probly didnt see SHIT!! So yall jus need ta stop hatin on Busta cuz hes a legend , n da real deal.

  • BlacKnight

    All ya’ll bitches who’s dissin’ Busta…man f**k yall…first and foremost, the nigga is trying to do what he do best and that is drop hot a** club bangers…he probably ain’t talkin’ to the police because they are THE POLICE…and them mothaf**kers ain’t gonna find out who did it…shit they don’t know who killed Biggie and tupac let alone busta’s body guard…Then my favorite part….Busta wasn’t even around when the shot was fired dumb asses…so what more could he f**kin’ tell the police? yea…thats what I thought!

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