Busta Rhymes was not happy with an overzealous fan who tried to cop a feel and touch his backside while he was walking through an airport.
The incident took place earlier this week, and video footage showed Busta Bust walking through the airport with his team along with a fan that was close by. At one point, the fan crept closer to Busta Rhymes, seemingly looking for an opening to get next to him.
Suddenly the woman reached through the crowd and grabbed Busta’s behind, and pulled away as if she didn’t want to get caught. Unfortunately, Busta saw her and as he turned around, he tossed his drink directly at her.
Footage of the incident had been circulating online, with fans wondering why the woman felt comfortable violating Busta Rhymes in such a manner.
Busta Rhymes throws drink at woman who touches him inappropriately 😳https://t.co/52WCdDsvQrpic.twitter.com/oCbzOXnmkx
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) February 14, 2023
Despite having to fend off aggressive fans, Busta is still reaping the praise that came from the Grammys Hip Hop 50 tribute performance on February 5. The Brooklyn rap legend was a part of the segment, alongside his longtime hype man Spliff Star, where he performed his scene-stealing verse on Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now.”
Busta Rhymes also took some time out to give Slick Rick his flowers at a Grammy celebration ahead of being awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award.
On February 3, performing rights organization BMI hosted a pre-Grammy event in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop and of Slick Rick’s recognition ahead of the 65th Annual Grammy Awards.
While posing with the legendary British MC, Busta Rhymes encouraged those in attendance to acknowledge how significant the moment was for the culture.
“This the Godfather,” Busta said as Slick Rick looked on. “Lifetime Achievement Grammy, the win is secured. Say that shit in unison.”
Busta also recently paid tribute to his late friend Trugoy (a.k.a. Dave a.k.a. Plug Two) — who was one-third of the legendary De La Soul— who passed away at the age of 54 on February 12. In an Instagram post, Busta wrote: “Complete Disbelief that I’m typing this right now. This one hurts Bad. Dave aka Trugoy the Dove Fly Beloved Fly.. Rest Easy King.”