Busta Rhymes Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


13th February 2017

Quote: "I wanna thank President Agent Orange for perpetuating all the evil that you’ve been perpetuating throughout the United States. I wanna thank President Agent Orange for your unsuccessful attempt at the Muslim ban. Now we come together!" Rapper Busta Rhymes got political as he joined A Tribe Called Quest and Anderson .Paak for a performance medley at Sunday's (12Feb17) Grammy Awards, taking aim at U.S. President Donald Trump and his controversial policies.


7th August 2014

Fact: Orange Is The New Black creator Jenji Kohan once wrote a failed superhero show pilot for rapper Busta Rhymes.


13th June 2011

Fact: Rapper Busta Rhymes is having to dig deep to cover a hefty cell phone bill. The star has rung up a whopping $9,000 (£5,625) invoice over the past three months, according to the New York Post's Page Six column.


2nd September 2009

Quote: "Going to school with Busta Rhymes and Biggie was cool. We used to battle each other at lunch times. I got Busta good. I was rapping really fast and everyone was like, 'Wow'." JAY-Z honed his craft in playground rap battles with future hip-hop superstars BUSTA RHYMES and NOTORIOUS B.I.G..


31st March 2009

Fact: Rapper Busta Rhymes called in an all-star cast for his new video RESPECT MY CONGLOMERATE - the promo features appearances by hip-hop stars Lil Wayne, Raekwon and Jadakiss, and actors Idris Elba, Tyrese Gibson and CSI: MIAMI star Adam Rodriguez.


26th February 2009

Quote: "My heart goes out to Rihanna. That sister didn't deserve that whooping." Rapper Busta Rhymes on the pop star's alleged altercation with boyfriend Chris Brown.


14th January 2009

Fact: MARY J. BLIGE was thrown a surprise party by her manager husband Kendu Isaacs at the weekend (10Jan09) in honour of her 38th birthday. Seventy guests, including JAY-Z, Beyonce, rap mogul Russell Simmons and rapper Busta Rhymes, joined the hip-hip/soul queen to celebrate her special day at the Mr. West Lounge in New York.


12th November 2008

Fact: Hip-hop stars JAY-Z and Busta Rhymes have become the latest artists to hail Barack Obama's appointment as President-elect after his historic win at the U.S. polls on Tuesday (04Nov08). Jay-Z has recorded new song HISTORY, while Rhymes has teamed up with producer RON BROWZ for a remix of his track POP CHAMPAGNE.


7th November 2008

Fact: Hip-hop stars JAY-Z and Busta Rhymes have become the latest artists to hail Barack Obama's appointment as President-elect after his historic win at the U.S. polls on Tuesday (04Nov08). Jay-Z has recorded new song HISTORY, while Rhymes has teamed up with producer RON BROWZ for a remix of his track POP CHAMPAGNE.


29th September 2008

Quote: "We went through hell to get here to the kids, but at the end of the day, it was worth it." Rapper Busta Rhymes reflects on his recent immigration troubles to play a charity gig in London on Friday (26Sep08).


29th September 2008

Quote: "If John McCain wins the presidency then I'm definitely moving over here." Rapper Busta Rhymes will be setting up home in the U.K. if Barack Obama doesn't win the race to the White House in the forthcoming presidential elections in November (08).


21st August 2008

Fact: Rapper Busta Rhymes made a triumphant return to U.S. cable channel BET's 106 + PARK video request show on Wednesday (20Aug08) to celebrate the hit programme's 2,000th episode - Rhymes was the first star to perform live on the show in September, 2000. Guests on the anniversary show included rappers LL Cool J, T.I. and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.


8th July 2008

Fact: Rapper Busta Rhymes is to play a free gig at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London on 26 September (08). But only people who volunteer in various community initiatives will be eligible for one of the 5,000 tickets for the event, which is being organised by the U.K.'s Orange RockCorps organisation.


15th April 2008

Fact: Busta Rhymes has teamed up with Linkin Park on his new single WE MADE IT. The rapper and the rockers filmed a video for the track, which features on Rhymes' new album BLESSED, in Los Angeles on Tuesday (15Apr08).


4th September 2007

Fact: Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Ashley Olsen and Tommy Lee were among the guests at rap mogul Sean Combs' annual White Party on Monday night (03Sep07), which was held in the Hamptons, New York.


9th June 2006

Quote: "There was a time when you could f**k a woman, and the only thing you had to worry about getting was crabs... All of a sudden, AIDS came out of nowhere." Rapper Busta Rhymes mourns a bygone era when unprotected sex didn't carry such high risks.


8th December 2005

Quote: <p>"It was time to get fresh and new. My umbilical chords have been cut off, but it feels good though... Plus, it got so long it felt like I was sleeping on an arm every night." Rapper Busta Rhymes on cutting off his famous dreadlocks. </p>


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