Brooklyn-born hip-hop heavyweight Busta Rhymes is staying loyal to his label mate.
Lil Weezy’s recent statement that he “doesn’t like New York” has caused quite an uproar among fans and even NYC government officials, but Busta says it’s all good.
Few artists represent New York City the way that Busta Rhymes does and while some New Yorkers were offended by Lil Wayne’s recent comments towards the Big Apple, Bus was not. In fact Busta stands in full support of his YMCMB labelmate.”Everybody’s entitled to their opinion,” NY native Busta said Wednesday on Hot 97 personality Angie Martinez’s afternoon show to promote his new free LP Year of the Dragon.
“I can completely understand why he feels that way,” Busta said in support, pointing to his 2007 arrest and 2010 incarceration within the city’s borders. “He did a year in Rikers Island for something that probably you really wasn’t guilty of, but because you were who you were, you had to eat that.”
“You come to New York to do a show, you get charged for something, that probably you’re not really guilty of,” he said. “You know how New York do. And I’m not speakin’ against New York City, I’m speaking against the way New York law might do things.”
In fact, Busa Bus has similar feelings toward El Paso, Texas, after he and his entourage were arrested after performing there several years back. “It don’t mean I don’t like the people there, it don’t mean I don’t like my support, my love, but I don’t like El Paso,” the Dungeon Dragon stated, making his point very clear. “My experience in El Paso makes me not like it. I haven’t done another show there since.”
Busta reps NYC like none other, so we’re a little surprised to hear this. But then again, Wayne is now his label mate also.
Do you agree with his statements? Or should Busta’s loyalty remain to his homestate?