Bow Wow, Busta Rhymes, Young Capone, Chamillionaire, Da Brat, DJ Quik, Flavor Flav of Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash, Jermaine Dupri, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Kid Capri, Little X, Ludacris, Papoose, Remy Ma, Swizz Beatz, T.I., Too Short, and Ying Yang Twins were on hand for the BET Hip Hop Awards held at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday (November 12). Check out pictures from FilmMagic (arrivals / pressroom), GettyImages, and WireImage.
The New York Daily News reports hip hop mogul Chris Lighty, who manages 50 Cent, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes and other rap stars, has added Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs to his roster. Lighty and his firm Violator Management will direct Diddy’s music career and oversee new brand ventures.
Busta Rhymes was spotted on the phone as he cruised past the Midtown North police station on W. 54th St. about 7p.m., police who cited the rapper tell The New York Daily News. In New York state, being on a mobile telephone while you drive, except to call 911 or to contact medical, fire or police personnel about an emergency, can result in a traffic ticket and maximum fine of $100, plus mandatory surcharges of $50.
Busta Rhymes was photographed leaving the Criminal Court after a hearing before Judge Shawndya Simpson in New York City on October 24th. The judge ruled that prosecutors could not charge the rapper with possession of a weapon, a machete found inside a sport utility vehicle, following his August 12 arrest on an assault charge.
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The New York Daily News reports Busta Rhymes is headed back to Manhattan Criminal Court today (October 24) on charges pending from an August assault charge. Rhymes was arrested August 19th after a 19-year-old Bronx man, Roberto LeBron, accused the rapper of kicking him in the head after LeBron’s spit accidentally hit the star’s SUV near Gramercy Park.
Busta Rhymes taped a performance on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ in Burbank, California on Thursday (October 5). The show airs Friday (October 13). Check out pictures from RexFeatures.
Busta Rhymes tells Vanity Fair’s Nancy Jo Sales the charges against Jacob the Jeweler for laundering stacks of cash for the Detroit-based alleged drug-dealing gang known as the Black Mafia Family are “a bunch of bullsh**. Anybody that affiliates themselves with people that are from the street, they always go the extra mile to investigate them. At the end of the day, why would Jacob come this far, purchasing a $12 million building on 57th St. – why would he do anything illegally?”