Rapper Busta Rhymes, (aka Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr), , has spoken out in the past in support of gay artists and rights , telling MTV News, “I think the whole world is ready to accept whatever people choose to be in life,” when R&B artist Frank Ocean came out.
But that wasn’t the case the other night when Rhymes flew into an anti-gay slur-filled tantrum in Miami Beach early Wednesday morning at the restaurant Cheeseburger Baby hurling homophobic slurs at the restaurant employees and the owner because he wasn’t allowed to cut in line for a a burger of have it “his” way.
Stephanie Vitori, the owner of Cheeseburger Baby, said that Rhymes and his entourage got belligerent when the restaurant refused to take their order before others waiting in line — then Rhymes flew into a rage when condiments were served on the side, calling one server a “fag” and Vitori a “bitch.”
Vitori said the restaurant was slammed as usual after South Beach clubs let out, but “one of [Rhymes’] crew came in and said, ‘Can you take my order first? We’re very important people.'”
Cheeseburger Baby employees declined. “It doesn’t matter who you are, its first come first served,” Vitori said.
But despite being served his to-go bag within 10 minutes, Rhymes became enraged that his mayonnaise, ketchup, salt and pepper were included on the side and after an employee explained the policy to the 40-year-old rapper, he allegedly put on his mouth grills and screamed, “Fuck you, fag! I’m not leaving until I get ketchup, mayo, salt and pepper on my burger,” and he began coming over the counter screaming. “Fuck you, bitch,” at Vitori.
All that “over putting ketchup, mayo, salt and pepper on a burger? For real, you can’t open up a mayo and ketchup packet? It’s not right. I’m a gay business owner, and you don’t use that term. It’s degrading.”
Vitori called police but Rhymes left before Miami Beach Police arrived, but Vitori says she filed a report — and then had to call police again after a member of Rhymes’ party called later to say the rapper would be returning. But he never showed. Officers stayed at the restaurant until staff closed up.
Rhymes’ publicist has made no public comment about the incident at this time.
Neither has the organization formerly known as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation now only known as GLAAD
SOURCE: Huffington Post