Channeling his inner Taboo, Busta Rhymes was arrested on a DUI charge early this morning in New York, after police stopped him for driving an SUV with “excessively tinted windows.”
According to the NYPD, the rapper, driving a 2006 GMC Yukon Denali, was pulled over on the far West side of Midtown Manhattan at 12:48 AM.
The reason? His car’s windows were too dark.
When cops encountered Busta Rhymes (real name: Trevor Smith), they noticed a “strong odor of alcohol” on his breath and issued a field sobriety test.
He was then taken into custody on a charge of driving while impaired and booked at the Midtown North Police Precinct. No word on whether he saw Jason Wahler in the holding cell.
A message left for Rhymes’ lawyer, Scott Leemon, was not immediately answered. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office said only that Rhymes “had not been arraigned.”
The rapper awaits trial next Tuesday on assault charges from last year.
Busta was also busted for allegedly beating up a fan back in January.
Essentially, he’s a more violent, East Coast version of Snoop Dogg.