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Busta Rhymes gets too hype, tumbles off stage during show

He remained positive, though.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Nov 29, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 2:39 am CDT

On Friday night, rapper Busta Rhymes accidentally busted something other than rhymes. 

During a New York City show at Webster Hall featuring fellow rapper O.T. Genasis, Busta was very much living in the moment: He even lit up a cigar. But as the build of O.T. Genasis’s hit single “CoCo” rose to a climax and Busta started headbanging, he took a tumble forward and into the crowd. 

While some people are calling this a stagedive, it is decidedly not. The centrifugal force of his chain, coupled with his passion for music, life, and cigars, might be to blame. Thankfully this clip has the slow-motion replay. 

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Busta sustained a gash to his head, but assured his fans everything was in check. 

Words to live by, really. 

H/T Billboard | Photo via Top Streetwear/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Nov 29, 2014, 5:11 pm CST