Busta Rhymes arrested for assault

August 6, 2015

Busta Rhymes was arrested on Wednesday (August 5) and charged with assault following an alleged incident at a New York City gym.

Busta-RhymeThe alleged incident is said to have taken place at Steel Gym in the neighbourhood of Chelsea at around 8.30pm local time.

Rhymes is accused of throwing a protein shake at a fellow gym-goer following a dispute. It is alleged that he threw a half-litre cardboard container of strawberry protein drink at the man’s head.

Rhymes, real name Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr, has been charged with second degree assault. It’s not known whether the victim was injured but it’s being reported that he refused medical attention.

A lawyer for Rhymes has said that the accusations are “untrue” and that he is confident the rapper would beat the charges. The lawyer is quoted by TMZ as saying that the allegations were “another attempt to take advantage of Busta’s celebrity status.”