Update: Busta Rhymes Arrested for Throwing Protein Shake at Gym Employee

Update: Busta Rhymes Arrested for Throwing Protein Shake at Gym Employee

Rapper released from custody, lawyer calls allegations "a bunch of bull."

Published August 6, 2015

UPDATE: Busta Rhymes is putting the gym brawl behind him, for now. The rapper has been released from custody. “Thanks to everyone who helped expedite this evening for me,” he wrote on Instagram this morning. “I’m good and we're back to the grind. Heading 2 the studio 2 turn the bulls**t into GREATNESS. I'm super good.”  

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PREVIOUS: The gym isn’t just a workout destination, it can be a place of high intensity...and heated exchanges. Busta Rhymes reportedly got involved in a fight at one, which led to his arrest in New York City Wednesday night.

According to The NY Daily NewsBussa Buss argued with an employee at the Steel Gym in Chelsea, and allegedly launched a container of Lean Body Protein drinks at the worker because he wouldn't allow Busta's cameraman to shoot his workout. The employee was struck in the back of the head, police said.

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The 43-year-old rapper was popped on second-degree assault, and by early Thursday morning was headed back to the studio. "Thanks to everyone who helped expedite this evening for me. I'm good and we're back to the grind," he wrote via Twitter.

Lawyer Scott Leemon called the allegations “a bunch of bull.” 

“This is just another attempt to take advantage of Busta’s celebrity,” he told TMZ.  

The alleged victim wasn't seriously injured.

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Written by Latifah Muhammad, BET Staff

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