Busta Rhymes Sparks Controversy with Lewd Onstage Gesture
During a recent concert, Busta Rhymes left concertgoers feeling “disgusted” and “mortified” after he performed a lewd gesture with his microphone while directing it towards a fan.
The 51-year-old rapper, hailing from Brooklyn, New York City, was supporting 50 Cent’s Final Lap tour in Minnesota on Friday (September 15). However, what was meant to be an entertaining performance took an unexpected turn.
The Controversial Moment
At the outset, everything appeared ordinary as Busta Rhymes began to perform his 2002 hit “I Know What You Want.”
However, the atmosphere quickly shifted when he touched his microphone near his crotch, extended his tongue, and pointed it at a member of the audience.
In a video circulating online, Busta could be heard making explicit comments, saying, “We f***ing tonight. I see your love for me, baby.”
50 Cent’s Response
Even Busta Rhymes’ friend and fellow rapper, 50 Cent, couldn’t ignore the “inappropriate actions” on stage.
He took to Instagram on Tuesday to comment on the incident. 50 Cent humorously remarked, “BUSTA stole this move from me, I used to do this to magic stick 10 years ago, LOL,” and added, “Now it just feels dirty, inappropriate, unnecessary LMAO, this is giving your old uncle at the barbecue that won’t go sit down vibes right [sic].” Busta, in response, expressed his amusement with several laughing emojis.
Social Media Outrage
Busta Rhymes’ controversial behavior didn’t just stir reactions from fellow artists and the live audience but also garnered significant attention on social media.
Social media users shared their shock and discomfort upon seeing the footage of the incident.
One individual humorously quipped, “‘Hello, 911…I’d like to report a crime.’” Another commented, “Busta Rhymes is tryna busta nut, and I must say, I’m mortified.”
A third person added a touch of humor, saying, “Who got one of them little mind deleters from Men in Black? I need these visuals deleted from my mind ASAP.”
However, not everyone found it amusing, as one user simply expressed, “I’m disgusted.”
A Controversial Performance
In the aftermath of Busta Rhymes’ eyebrow-raising onstage behavior, it’s clear that his performance has sparked controversy and left various reactions in its wake.