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First Lil Wayne and now Busta Rhymes? This recent spat of rapper arrests is causing The Gossip to wonder just who can be trusted in this day and age.

What’s next, Barry Bonds takes steroids?!?

Mr. 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 fan who may have spat on his car after his performance at a music festival in New York last week.

Fat Busta Rhymes
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Details of the incident were not immediately available, but a police officer cited by the Associated Press said that it took place about six days ago. There may be more to it, however.

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.

It’s all very troubling. Sounds like Busta could use some career and life counseling. We hope he has the phone number for the white Oprah.

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