Busta Gets Busted

August 20, 2006 By:
Busta Gets Busted

Rapper Busta Rhymes was arrested on assault charges last night after a concert on New York City's Randalls Island. The 34-year-old artist, whose real name is Trevor Smith, was being investigated by police for allegedly assaulting a concertgoer who may have spat on Busta's car after his performance at a music festival in New York last week.

Details of the alleged spitting incident and the alleged assault that followed were not immediately available, though a police officer cited by the Associated Press said that they took place about six days ago. The arrest may also have given police the opportunity to interview Rhymes about the February shooting death of his bodyguard, Israel Ramirez, 29, during a video shoot in Brooklyn. No arrest has been made in the case, and the rapper is not considered a suspect, though New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has publicly criticized Rhymes for not cooperating with the investigation. Reps for the rapper did not immediately comment.