The Touch It star was arrested and charged with assault after reportedly throwing a bottle containing a protein drink at a Steel Gym employee in New York City during a dispute in August (15).

On 6 November (15), the 43 year old pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour charge of harassment in the second degree and received no jail time. He recently completed an anger management course.

Now speaking to Billboard about the drama, Busta insists the whole thing was "blown out of proportion".

"Primarily, it was about disrespect," he tells the publication. "The situation was blown out of proportion tremendously by the police, the press and by the individual that alleged what they alleged. It was obvious that these were allegations that were not accurate. If they were accurate, the second-degree felony that I was charged with would not have been reduced to a violation, which is not even a criminal charge.

"So I think that the results of the situation and the facts speak for themselves."

"I’m glad it’s over and behind me," the rapper adds. "At the end of the day, it wasn’t a big deal in the first place. The fact that it came to this point was a waste of a bunch of people’s time and energy but that’s the one thing I love about the truth. It’s undisputed, regardless what people say or do.

"I’m actually in a place where I can look back at it and laugh and focus on my phenomenal Busta Rhymes & Friends event... I'm just trying to keep the momentum of this amazing blessing and show the world that hard work, being stand-up and being true to yourself and your people and to what you supposed to represent, knowing right and wrong, really, really takes you across that finish line when you can laugh and jump around with your hands high, face held up, chest poked out, feeling victorious and feeling rightly deserving of it."

Busta's big Hot For the Holidays event on 5 December (15) will feature performances by Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Lil Wayne, Fetty Wap and Mary J. Blige.