Touch it, bring it, pay it, watch it, turn it, leave it, stop, format it. Busta Rhymes nor Charlamagne Tha God seem to be formatting the story, and according to them, nobody got touched during their heated discussion Sunday (July 1) during a 2012 BET Awards after-party, which both attended.
Charlamagne Tha God attempted to explain the confrontation Tuesday morning (July 3) live on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club.
“Busta was upset about an interview his baby momma did with Wendy Williams in 2004,” Charlamagne began to explain. “For people who don’t know, I used to be Wendy’s cohost from 2006 to the end of 2008. So, he said I was on the interview disrespecting him, but I was like, ‘I wasn’t on Wendy Williams’ show on 2004; you got me mixed up.’”
Charlamagne, who was in town with the rest of The Breakfast Club crew to shoot a new TV show by Fuse called “The Hustle,” quickly diverted his confusion to a possible confrontation.
“I ain’t had no idea what he was talking about,” Charlamagne clarified. “So, I told Buss, ‘Man, if you want to talk about me saying your music is wack in 2012, let’s talk about that ’cause I know every time we put you in the freezer, you got upset. You called Envy and all this and that, so if you upset about that, then let’s talk about that.’ So, he goes, ‘You need to stop acting like a tough guy!’”
“That’s when he turned into the rah rah dungeon dragon,” Charlamagne added. “‘You need to stop acting like a tough guy!’” I said, ‘Buss, you need to stop acting like a tough guy before it gets crazy in here.’ That’s when he told me, ‘Put your drink down!’ So, then I put my drink down and got up in his face, and Angela Yee said it looked like we were about to kiss. But, it was nothing—nobody touched anybody, I didn’t touch him, he didn’t touch me.”
All that being said, Busta himself turned in a pretty similar account about his and Charlamagne’s confrontation.
“Just so you understand about me, the way I was conditioned and just the morals and the principles that I come from as far as code of ethics as a man, if there’s an issue, I’m a approach you to discuss it, and that’s it,” Busta told Malikha Mallette in an interview shortly after the incident. “I ain’t gon’ be out here trying to hype things on these platforms, these social networks, and act like I’m something that I’m not. I ain’t no gangster. I ain’t no tough guy. I’m just a man and I live by certain morals and I live by certain principles, and if those get compromised, violated or disrespected in any way, we’re going to have to have a discussion. And, it’s as simple as that.”
Immediate news of the incident didn’t stop Charlamagne’s rival from poking fun of him.
“Smurf god got moved on by a new york city rapper!!!!,” radio rival Funkmaster Flex tweeted. “Finger touching forehead!!!”
Despite Flex’s allegations, like Charlamagne’s account, there was no mushing or finger pointing, according to Busta.
“It was a discussion,” Buss added. “I’m not putting my hands on nobody because my kids need that bread all the time, and I love my family more than everything. We had a discussion, that’s it. None of that. Absolutely, none of that.” –Christopher Minaya