BIG FOREHEAD BUSTA IN TROUBLE


 

Rap star Busta Rhymes turned himself over to police yesterday (Jan. 3) and was booked on a misdemeanor assault charge, stemming from a Dec. 26 incident in which Rhymes allegedly assaulted a former driver.

Eddie Hatchett, 39, claims that when he attempted to collect 19 days worth of back pay for driving services for Busta Rhymes, the discussion turned into an argument.

Hatchett told police the rapper’sbodyguards him and that Busta Rhymes “punched and kicked” him, causing bruises and a laceration on his face.

“We are totally innocent of this charge being thrust upon Busta Rhymes and [we] look forward to putting this past us as soon as possible,” Rhymes’ manager Chris Lighty told AllHipHop.com.

Busta Rhymes surrendered to authorities after returning from a performance in the African country of Angola.

Rhymes, Akon and an a group named Heavy Seven visited the Kuzola children’s shelter home on Tuesday (Jan. 2) and left a 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5,000 donation and used clothes that will be donated to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Rhymes is also facing assault charges for an incident last August, after his bodyguards allegedly beat a fan for spitting on his Maybach in Manhattan.

Police still want to quiz Busta Rhymes about his knowledge of an infamous shooting in Brooklyn in February, that left the rapper’s longtime bodyguard mortally wounded.