Busta Rhymes caused a little bit of drama last night at a burger joint in South Beach.
The singer showed up at Cheeseburger Baby in South Beach at about 6 am. There was a long line in front of him and Busta tried to use his celebrity status to work his way to the front. But owner Stephanie Vitori wasn’t having it.
Vitori said that she gets a big crowd earlier in the morning once all of the clubs shut down and she wasn’t going to let Busta cut all of her other customers. When Vitori told Busta to move back to the end of the line the singer reportedly started to throw a tantrum. Busta allegedly called one employee a “fag” and another a “bitch” before storming out to his car.
Vitori said: “He got very upset when we wouldn’t take his order first when he was the last one to come in. We treat everyone as equals here at CBB. You can’t skip the line of ten people waiting in front of you …. We have had everyone from Jay-Z to Anthony Bourdain eat at Cheeseburger Baby. Never have we had a problem with a celebrity. That changed last night.”
According to the Miami News Times, Busta waited out in his car and waited for his burger. When it arrived, the singer went back inside and complained that the put the condiments on wrong.
According to Vitori, Busta said: “F*** you, fag! I’m not leaving until I get ketchup, mayo, salt and pepper on my burger.”
Busta was causing such a scene that Vitori eventually decided to call the cops. Busta left the restaurant and was able to avoid a police confrontation but he wasn’t done yelling at Vitori. Busta reportedly called the restaurant owner to yell at her that his burger didn’t have any cheese.
Busta hasn’t commented directly on the situation but he did write this on Twitter.
Funny the shit mu’fucka’s come up with. All I can do is laugh. Lmfao!!
— Busta Rhymes (@BustaRhymes) April 3, 2013
The Huffington Post notes that Busta has previously spoken out in support of gay marriage. When Frank Ocean came out, the singer told MTV News: “I think the whole world is ready to accept whatever people choose to be in life,”