According to the Miami New Times, the gruff NY rapper lost it early yesterday morning at burger joint on South Beach.
Stephanie Vitori, owner of Cheeseburger Baby, told New Times that she’s never experienced anything as bad as what Busta Rhymes pulled on her and one of her employees.
She says Rhymes more or less busted into the restaurant close to 6 a.m. and demanded to cut the line to get his food faster. When the restaurant refused, he threw a tantrum, calling one employee a “fag” and Vitori a “bitch,” and later threatening to “come get [them].”
“We have had everyone from Jay-Z to Anthony Bourdain eat at Cheeseburger Baby,” Vitori says. “Never have we had a problem with a celebrity. That changed last night.”
When Busta rolled into Cheeseburger Baby, Vitori says, it was 5:45 a.m., a time that’s typically busy for the restaurant, as servers are slinging burgers to partiers on their way home from clubs. Busta wanted to be served first, and the restaurant refused.
“He got very upset when we wouldn’t take his order first when he was the last one to come in. We treat everyone as equals here at CBB. You can’t skip the line of ten people waiting in front of you,” Vitori explains.
Instead, he returned to his car to wait for his order. But after his food was delivered to him in the car, Vitori says, “He came back in the restaurant and started becoming outwardly angry. He was calling our delivery driver Santiago a ‘fag’ multiple times, and me a ‘bitch’ and [telling] me ‘to shut the f*ck up’ because we put his salt, pepper, ketchup, and mayo — that he asked for — on the side.
It’s not exactly a secret that Busta has serious anger issues. In 2006, according to MTV, an autograph seeker claimed that the rapper and his bodyguard, Troy Green, beat him with their “hands and fists for no rhyme or reason” after he approached the pair asking for an autograph. The next year, his driver claimed that Busta attacked him.