Rhymes Arrested Over Assault Allegations
Hip-hop star BUSTA RHYMES has finally spoken to cops about the unsolved murder of his bodyguard, after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a man at a New York City concert last night (11AUG06). The rapper, real name TREVOR SMITH, was taken into custody at 8pm over allegations he and two members of his entourage assaulted ROBERTO LEBRON, who was attending the Heineken AmsterJam Festival on Randalls Island, the New York Daily News reports. Smith, 34, spent a few hours in at the 13th Precinct police station in Manhattan, where officers took the opportunity to talk to the rapper about the 5 February (06) murder of ISRAEL RAMIREZ. The father-of-three, 29, was fatally shot at a Brooklyn recording studio while Smith was shooting the video for his song TOUCH IT (REMIX). The murderer has still not been found. A police source tell the Daily News, "I don't know if this is normally something he would even be arrested for. But his bouncer was killed and he didn't want to cooperate. "This is our way of dealing with it." New York Police Commissioner RAYMOND KELLY has publicly criticised Smith was failing to co-operate with the murder investigation, saying, "We believe Busta Rhymes may have been on the street when the shooting took place."