Busta Rhymes Released From Jail; Speaks Out on Gym Fight

Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes attends the premiere of “Nas: Time Is Illmatic” (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)


As previously reported, Rapper Busta Rhymes was recently arrested and kept in jail for allegedly throwing a protein drink at a gym employee.

He was charged with second-degree assault but was released the next night. He then took to Instagram with the to thank all who cared so much about the incident and helped expedite his release.

“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 bullshit into GREATNESS. I’m super good. #THECONGLOMERATE.”


Rapper Busta Rhymes has been charged with assault after allegedly throwing a protein drink at a Manhattan gym employee.

Authorities say 43-year-old Rhymes, whose real name is Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr., was arrested around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The incident happened at Steel Gym in the city’s Chelsea neighborhood.

A spokesman for the New York Police Department says the Brooklyn-born rapper and the worker had been involved in a dispute that escalated. He says Rhymes allegedly threw a 17-ounce cardboard container of strawberry protein drink at the man, hitting him in the head. It wasn’t immediately known if there were injuries.

A lawyer for Rhymes, known for his songs “Gimme Some More” and “Dangerous,” tells The Daily News he’s confident Rhymes will beat the second degree assault charge.

Court information wasn’t immediately available.

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