News: Busta Rhymes Accused Of Assaulting Woman, Victim Says She Is "Afraid For Her Safety"
Friday, Sep 17, 2010 3:55PM
Hip-hop veteran Busta Rhymes has reportedly been issued a $250,000 lawsuit by a woman claiming he assaulted her in a Beverly Hills restaurant earlier this summer. .
Details on the lawsuit hit the Internet Friday (September 17) afternoon.
According to the lawsuit, Devin Cooper and her companion were patrons at the Mr. Chow eatery in Beverly Hills on June 26th, 2010 and were seated at a table next to Rhymes. Ms. Cooper claims a woman sitting with Rhymes began yelling at her that she was "too close to their table." In response to the woman's "loud and aggressive" comments. (Radar Online)
The victim also claimed she tried to appease Busta and his entourage.
Cooper claimed she then attempted to reposition her chair to please the group, but a woman in the Rhymes entourage continued to make comments. That's when Rhymes allegedly began yelling at Cooper, saying "That's my sister, that's my blood!" and later allegedly threw a drinking glass at her, missing by only a matter of inches. Cooper says she was "shocked and afraid for her safety" and both she and her companion left the restaurant. Cooper is suing for assault and battery and is seeking $250,000 in damages. (Beverly Hills Courier)
Outside of legal matters, last month, Busta tweeted about working on his upcoming new album.
"Errrrrbody album is at the 90% mark...I'm not officially announcoing the title of the album yet but stay tuned tweop's...," he tweeted Thursday (August 12) night.
"I'm workin' 2 hard 2 f*ck wit the Ustream right now...I'm a get wit yall 2mrw...Yall be easy and stay tuned...#STUDIO GRIND ON FULL TILT!!" (Busta Rhymes' Twitter)
Initial album title speculation was generated from the rapper's manager, Chris Lighty, on his popular Twitter page last May.
The trend of album sequels continues with Busta Rhymes as the New York staple plans another chapter from from his 1998 opus E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front. Busta's manger Chris Lighty sent out the message via Twitter. Lighty simply said, "Extinction.Level.Event 2 ......prepare yourself." Like the first, E.L.E. 2 is inspired by movies of pending destruction and doom on planet Earth, Lighty said. "From the Intro of the new Busta Album your going to know your [sic] in trouble and you just turned on 2012 the movie on warp speed," he said. (All Hip Hop)
No further details have been provided as of now.
Check out Swizz Beatz speaking on Busta Rhymes' upcoming new album down below: