Busta Rhymes Delaying Investigation

LATEST: Rapper BUSTA RHYMES has pledged to avenge his slain bodyguard but is refusing to aid the police investigation, according to law enforcement sources.

The BREAK YA NECK hitmaker, whose minder ISRAEL RAMIREZ was fatally wounded outside a Brooklyn, New York City warehouse on Sunday (05FEB06), has reportedly told cops he "needs time to grieve" before discussing the death.

But Ramirez' sister CLAURICE LARA says, "He said he would do everything in his power to get justice done.

"I think that he knew something that he wasn't able to tell me. But that's up to him."

A police source tells PageSix.com they need to interview Rhymes - real name TREVOR SMITH - to investigate allegations an earlier argument between producer SWISS BEATZ and G-UNIT rappers TONY YAYO and LLOYD BANKS played a role in the day's events. Yayo and Banks were at the urban venue filming Rhymes' latest music video alongside MISSY ELLIOTT.

However, SONIA RODRIGUEZ, another sister of the late bodyguard, has condemned the rapper's silence: "We are infuriated. They are low-life scum and they should be men and stand up and do the right thing."

Yesterday (07FEB06) would have been Ramirez's 30th birthday.


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Properganda has the right idea... I doubt that Bus even knows this page exists, but I'll speak as if he were reading it right now: First, I'd like to say that I think a grieving period is plausible, and absolutely necessary, so I don't say I don't believe Busta. But, just to be safe...You have been my fav. artist since I was just a grasshopper, Bus. I have no idea what is really going on, or if you are really even planning anything... Only you and the Exalted One really know what tha deal is-- but if something has crossed your mind, please let it go. I cannot possibly guess what you feel right now, but at the very least clear your head, pray, and let God do his job. At the end of the day, you still have a life, and peeps to take care of. I know if there is anything wrong, you'll make the right decision. We love you Bus, most heartfelt condolences to the fam; especially of the fallen homie.
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Just when you thought it was safe.... Damn, these cats are supposed to be grown men. How is shooting anything besides footage at a video shoot putting money in anyone's pockets. I hope Busta is really grieving instead of plotting some kind of wack counter attack. Let jake handle it son. I know that was your peoples and all but you're in the spotlight. You can't go out here on some vigilante s**t. Police are waiting to bag you for no reason as we speak because of your fame.
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