Busta Rhymes Under Criminal Investigation For Alleged Threats At BET Awards
Investigators are looking to speak with Busta Rhymes concerning alleged threats he made at this year’s BET Awards in Los Angeles. TMZ reports a woman named Kim Simpson filed a police report against Busta (born Trevor Smith).
Simpson alleges her friend accidentally bumped into Busta while dancing at the award show. She claims the Brooklyn rapper replied by saying, “I’ll bite you and not that kinda bite.”
According to Simpson, Busta later told the two women “Don’t make me slap you” after he was caught in a photograph being taken of reality star Deelishis. Simpson says Busta even charged at them before security broke it up.
Busta has faced legal issues in the past. In 2007, he was charged with third-degree assault for attacking a man that spat on his car. In 2009, the “Woo Hah!!” performer was ordered to pay a concert goer $75,000 for supposedly throwing water bottles at the fan. Earlier this month, Busta was arrested for assault in a Manhattan gym.