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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.