Busta Rhymes Issues Statement, Police Say Two Weapons Fired

Rapper Busta Rhymes issued a statement about an early morning shooting last Sunday (Feb. 5) that took the life of his longtime bodyguard. Authorities believe an argument between Ruff Ryders President Swizz Beatz and Tony Yayo and G-Unit sparked a deadly shooting on the set of a video shoot for Busta Rhymes’ single “Touch It (Remix).” Busta Rhymes immediately drew criticism for not attending the first wake, but the rapper did attend the second day of services flanked by four bodyguards, where friends and family paid their last respects to Ramirez. “Out of respect for the family’s desire for, and right to, privacy during this mourning period I made the decision to attend Izzy’s wake on the second day rather than the first, knowing that my presence [on Feb 8.] would have brought unnecessary media attention to a personal and private time of grieving,” Busta Rhymes said. Funeral services for Ramirez are scheduled to take place today (Feb. 10) at the Church of the Ascension in New York.

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One Response to “Busta Rhymes Issues Statement, Police Say Two Weapons Fired”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I would like to see more comments about the positive things in hip hop…..

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