Busta Rhymes Arrested For Driving With a Suspended License
Busta Rhymes was arrested and detained on Thursday (February 22) in New York when police stopped the SUV he was driving and found his license to be suspended. According to the New York Daily News, at around 5:20 a.m. cops saw Busta run a red light and pulled him over at the intersection of Warren St. and West Broadway. Prosecutors revealed that the rapper told the arresting officers, “You know me. You know who I am. You don’t mean shit. You hide behind the shield. This is bullshit.” Busta later explained to investigators that he thought the officers were stick-up men disguised as police. While the cops were willing to let Busta go with a desk appearance ticket, Manhattan prosecutors reportedly instructed them to lock him up. The Daily News quoted an unnamed law enforcement source as saying, “The disrespect for the law, when he has cases pending, is over the line.” Busta was just offered a plea deal on Tuesday (February 20) that would allow him to avoid jail time for two prior assault charges. According to Judge Abraham Clott, this latest driving charge will be included in the plea deal should Busta choose to accept it. The rapper was released on his own recognizance shortly before 11:00 p.m. on Thursday.