News: Busta Rhymes Accused Of Stiff & Run, $70,000 Problem Surfaces
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 2:15PM
Cash Money Records rapper Busta Rhymes reportedly must do some explaining as a recording studio has accused him of clocking in over 350 hours and not handling the bill.
Details behind the alleged crime hit the Internet Wednesday and dates back to 2011.
This is pretty crazy: Busta Rhymes has just been sued for $70,300 by Paramount Recording Studios for allegedly stiffing it on a massive bill -- but by far the most interesting part is Busta's insane recording schedule. PRS filed the lawsuit against Busta, claiming he racked up nearly 375 recording hours back in 2011-2012 and never paid a cent. The studio is now suing for its money back. (TMZ)
Information on Busta's in-studio work hours have also sprouted online.
But the cool part -- the legal docs lay out Busta's recording schedule ... and every session took place overnight from late evening to early morning ... with some going for as long as 16 HOURS. For example: December 5th, 2011 -- Busta punched in at 3PM and punched out at 7AM January 15th, 2012 -- In at 7PM, out at 3AM January 18th, 2012 -- In at 9PM, out at 6AM February 12th, 2012 -- In at 10pm, out at 6AM (TMZ)
This all comes a few weeks after Miami rapper Monty $$ accused Busta and producer Pharrell of using an unauthorized record for their "Twerk It" anthem.
Last week, hip hop fans rejoiced when new song "Twerk It" by Pharrell Williams and Busta Rhymes appeared on websites. Local Miami rapper Monty $$ was furious, however. He already had a song called "Twerk It" with what he says are eerily similar features. "It's the same song, they just copied it and put it out," says Monty $$. "They are coming down to Miami and blatantly disrespecting me." Monty $$, meanwhile, says his song has been "stolen" by rich outsiders who don't know Miami or give anything back to it. "They come to Miami and disrespect the city by taking its music," he says. (Miami New Times)
Back in April, the Flipmode Squad leader downplayed various rumors about himself over Twitter.
"Funny the sh*t mu'f*cka's come up with. All I can do is laugh. Lmfao!!," Busta tweeted April 3rd. (Busta Rhymes' Twitter)