In the world of hip-hop, Busta Rhymes is renowned for his legendary catalog of explicit and sexually charged songs that fans enthusiastically rap along to. However, the 51-year-old rapper recently pushed the boundaries of on-stage behavior during 50 Cent’s “The Final Lap Tour,” causing quite a stir.
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The tour, spearheaded by G-Unit leader 50 Cent, has been making waves since its inception in July, with Busta Rhymes serving as a supporting act. The incident in question unfolded during the tour’s stop in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Friday, September 15th, leaving both attendees and online spectators astonished.
Busta Rhymes’ Bold On-Stage Act
Mid-performance, Busta Rhymes took a daring step that left the crowd in disbelief. He provocatively positioned his microphone near his groin area, mimicking an erect penis, all while flashing a sly grin. The audacious move caught the attention of the audience, creating a charged atmosphere.
What followed was equally eyebrow-raising. Busta Rhymes directed his attention toward a fan and began rapping his hit song, “I Know What You Want,” with sensual and explicit lyrics, including lines like “Baby if you give it to me.” As if to add to the controversy, he sensually caressed the microphone with his tongue out while making direct eye contact with the fan.
Perhaps the most explicit moment of the performance came when Busta Rhymes boldly declared to the fan he had singled out, “We f**king tonight,” in a sexually suggestive manner. It was a shocking and audacious move that left many in the audience and online viewers taken aback.
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Internet Reactions and Backlash
The video footage of Busta Rhymes’ on-stage antics not only surprised those in attendance but also ignited a storm of reactions on social media. One Instagram user humorously quipped, “Who got one of them little mind deleters from Men in Black? I need these visuals deleted from my mind ASAP.” The explicit nature of the act had clearly left a lasting impression.
Another online commenter added a touch of humor to the situation, joking, “Busta Rhymes turned into Busta Nut that night!” However, some took a more serious stance, expressing disappointment in the rapper’s behavior due to his veteran status in the industry. One commenter remarked, “Busta Rhymes, you are better than this King. You’re 51. You should be schooling the younger generation, not doing this.” The comparison was drawn to how other respected artists like Jay-Z, Nas, or Snoop Dogg might behave in such a situation.
A Divided Response
While there was significant backlash and criticism, there were also defenders of Busta Rhymes who saw his on-stage act as typical behavior from an “old head” in the music industry. One supporter wrote, “Ion see why y’all bothered. This is a classic old head. We black people know how our Unc’s get. Let’s be fr. This isn’t new.”
Busta Rhymes’ Musical Endeavors Continue
Despite the controversy surrounding his on-stage antics, Busta Rhymes remains active in the music industry. He has recently collaborated with Diddy on the project titled “The Love Album: Off The Grid.” In one of the tracks, “Deliver Me,” Busta joins forces with a reunited Dirty Money, Dawn Richard, and Kalenna. The album features an array of other notable artists, including The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Babyface, Summer Walker, and more.
While Busta Rhymes’ on-stage behavior may have generated mixed reactions, it’s clear that his music still holds a place in the industry, and his collaborations continue to garner attention.
Just saw Busta Rhymes and 50 Cent live …..and let me tell you two things:
1) We straight up cyber-bullied 50 Cent into getting in shape after the Superbowl. Dude looks ripped.
2) Busta Rhymes needs to be cyber bullied.
— Luke Kuechly (@NotLukeKuechly) September 16, 2023
For those interested in witnessing the moment that caused all the buzz, the video clip of Busta Rhymes’ on-stage act can be viewed on Instagram, provided in the link below. Additionally, you can listen to “The Love Album: Off The Grid” on Spotify through the provided link to experience Busta’s musical endeavors.