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Busta Rhymes

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Maybe there is such a thing as a little too much protein.

Busta Rhymes was arrested Wednesday night after throwing a protein shake at a gym employee, E! News confirms. The 43-year-old rapper, whose real name is Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr., was taken into custody from Steel Gym in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood.

The "Make It Clap" artist was charged with assault in the second degree after the 17-ounce strawberry drink struck the anonymous man. The fight between Rhymes and the alleged victim reportedly began the day before when the rapper-actor was told he couldn't film his workout routine inside the fitness center.

Per the New York Police Department, the cardboard Lean Body protein drink struck the employee in the back of the head. He didn't sustain any serious injuries but walked away with "lacerations on his head."

Rhymes was released from Manhattan Criminal Court early Thursday morning.

Rhymes took to Instagram shortly after the incident to let fans know that not only was he out but also that he was headed straight back to the studio to do what he loves best: making music. The picture he posted was of him leaving with his lawyer.

"Thanks to everyone who helped expedite this evening for me. I'm good and we're back to the grind," he captioned the pic. "Heading 2 the studio 2 turn the bulls--t into GREATNESS. I'm super good. #THECONGLOMERATE."

This is hardly the rapper's first run in with the law, as he was previously arrested on several occasions in 2006.

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