Busta Rhymes Arrested for Throwing Protein Drink at Gym Employee

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Busta Rhymes was arrested and charged with assault on Wednesday night.

After the rapper hurled a protein shake at a gym employee in New York City.

Fat Busta Rhymes

According to a spokesperson for the New York Police Department, the 43-year old artist (real name: Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr.) was booked around 8:30 p.m. due to an incident that took place at Steel Gym.

It’s unclear what started the altercation.

But Rhymes allegedly got into a fight with the unnamed employee - and it escalated when Busta threw a carton of strawberry-flavored Muscle Milk at the man, striking him on the head.

Early Thursday morning, Rhymes seemingly addressed the arrest on Instagram, writing:

"Thanks to everyone who helped expedite this evening for me. "I'm good and we're back to the grind. Heading 2 the studio 2 turn the bulls--- into GREATNESS.

"I'm super good."

Scott Leemon, an attorney for the star, confirms that his client was arrested for second-degree assault. But we’ll let Leemon express how he feels about that:

"This is clearly an attempt by someone to take advantage of Busta. He did nothing wrong. This is a bunch of bull."

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