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The homo-hating Busta Rhymes

A reaction like this really calls attention to someone’s inner turmoil. Not that Busta Rhymes’s attitude is all that surprising.

Busta Rhymes has lashed out at a gay fan who tapped him on the shoulder. The incident happened as the rapper-turned-actor was leaving the 11th Street Diner in Miami’s trendy South Beach district in the early hours Sunday.

Eyewitness Thomas Barker told America’s New York Post newspaper: “The restaurant was packed with transvestites, gay men and drag queens, which obviously made him a little edgy…When a young gay guy came up behind Busta and tapped him on the shoulder to congratulate the rapper on his recent comeback.”

He added: “Before the guy could even mutter a word, Busta turned around and repeatedly screamed, ‘Why the f**k you touchin’ me, man? Get the f**k away from me.’..It’s claimed the ‘Break Ya Neck’ rapper then whispered to one of his bodyguards: “I hate f*****g faggots, man.'”

My question: if the ratio of homos to hets in the diner was so threatening, why didn’t he and his boyz leave? I doubt there was a lack of places to nosh in the area, though since it was South Beach, didn’t he understand that he was smack dab in the middle of a very gay locale?

The All Headline News article also tosses in a bit in the last graph about Busta still smarting from the murder of “one of his minders,and long-term friend, Israel Ramirez.” Gee, last time I was in grief over the death of someone, I don’t recall thinking about slagging fags as a soothing device or coping mechanism.

BTW, none of the news reports I’ve Googled on the murder implicates a “transvestite, gay man or drag queen” in the slaying, so even the lame excuse of taking it out on all the homos flies out the window. Perhaps the reporter on the piece, William J. Brown, didn’t mean to imply that as a excuse for the behavior with the juxtaposition, but it sure reads that way.

Jasmyne Cannick has more on Busta’s fun penchant for homo-baiting on his new album.

The new promotional remix of rapper Busta Rhymes’ hit single “Touch It” features Lloyd Banks, DMX, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliot, Papoose, and Rah Digga.

It also features a new line from Busta saying “Fuck you faggot, I shot at you!”

…Earlier this year in Byron Hurt’s documentary ‘Beyond Beats & Rhymes,’ which challenged rap’s portrayals of masculinity, women and violence, the Smithtown-born filmmaker asked Busta Rhymes to explain the link between machismo and homoeroticism in hip-hop. Busta was so unwilling to go there he got up and walked out of the room. Perhaps he’s lashing out now.

Hat tip, PageOneQ.

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