Busta Rhymes gets too hype, tumbles off stage during show

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)

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.