Flipmode Squad leader Busta Rhymes appears to be the latest victim of a promoter scam involving himself and a Miami-based entertainment company.
Resorting to his Twitter page, Busta called out a promoter for falsely using his name for an event.
“IF U DON’T WANNA GET ROBBED BY B*TCH PROMOTERS WHO LIES ABOUT WHO WILL BE THERE, DON’T GO 2 @MiamiYaughtParty!!! F*CK LIARS & FRAUDS!!!!!!!!,” he tweeted May 29th.
“F*CK @MiamiYachtParty AND EVERYBODY INVOLVED WITH THE 4 FALSE PROMOTING & LYING ABOUT WHO WILL BE THERE 2DAY!!!”
“IF U DON’T WANNA GET ROBBED BY PROMOTERS LYING ABOUT WHO’S GONNA BE @ THERE PARTIES DON’T GO 2 @MiamiYachtParty BOAT PARTY 2DAY! F*CK LIARS”
“F*CK EVERYBODY INVOLVED WITH @MiamiYachtParty THAT FALSE PROMOTED ME BEIN’ AT THERE BOAT PARTY!!!DON’T BE BAMBOOZLED BY THESE B*TCH N*GGAS!!!” (Busta Rhymes’ Twitter)
Over the weekend, Young Money’s Nicki Minaj also called out a fake promoter.
“I will NOT be in Florida tomorrow!!!! Tampa?!?! DON’T go Barbz! Dear Promoters, #stopLyin. :p,” she tweeted May 28th. (Nicki Minaj’s Twitter)
After being falsely promoted to attend a New Jersey event last summer, Minaj stepped forward to clear the air.
“I didn’t have anything to do with it,” Nicki explained. “People are going around pretending that they are able to book me or they’re able to sign paperwork to get me there… It’s a lot of college clubs or college shows being promoted that I have no idea about.” (Hot 97)
Last August, a $27,000 lawsuit was filed by rapper Drake’s camp over a fake manager.
According to a complaint filed by Eagles Entertainment Inc. the defendant, Joey Turner Jr. impersonated Cortez Bryant to book the Canadian superstar rapper. Turner, who allegedly contacted Eagles Entertainment and misrepresented himself, claimed that he was Cortez Bryant in hopes to book the rapper for an upcoming show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He told Eagle Entertainment that Drake’s asking fee was $90,000 and collected a $9,000 deposit, for a show that was supposed to take place September 1st. “In making his statements the defendant knew that the statements and misrepresentations of defendant were in fact false and intentionally fraudulent,” the lawsuit reads. (Hip Hop Wired)
Check out some recent Busta Rhymes footage down below: