Busta Rhymes, you big fat giant Pussy!

* A big fat soulbrother shits himself because Arabs could be offended? Are you kidding me?

* Update: thanks to reader Davey we now know that Busta worships Muhammad and his alter ego, “Allah, the most high..” which explains a lot!

Busta Rhymes apologizes for, pulls song alleged to contain Qur’anic verses

An update on this story. The unresolved question: Would, er, Mr. Rhymes apologize so readily for appropriating symbols of any other religion or culture, or offending sensibilities?

“US rap artist apologises to Arabs over song,” by Tom Spender for The National, December 10 (thanks to DW):

DUBAI // The American rap star Busta Rhymes has reportedly apologised to Arabs and Muslims after one of his songs was criticised at home and abroad, including by a Dubai-based rapper who said it was demeaning.

UAE-born Yassin Alsalman, who records under the name Narcicyst, said the artist called him to explain that he did not mean to offend with his single Arab Money.

The video for the song shows Rhymes rapping about the Burj Dubai hotel, depicts him gambling with the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and posing in front of expensive cars.

The track can no longer be heard on radio stations or bought in shops, but can still be downloaded online. Alsalman said Rhymes said the track would also be removed from the internet.

After hearing the song, Alsalman felt compelled to record his own song, The Real Arab Money, in response. He posted it on the internet and was astonished to receive a phone call from Rhymes.

“He pulled the track and the remix that came out with it after the negative feedback going on in the Arab and Muslim community,” said Alsalman, 26. “He called me personally and said he wanted to tell the Arab and Muslim community that he apologised. He said he was grateful for their reaction and he would take whatever steps were required to clarify the situation.

“What he did was an extremely commendable act as a man. He said that he would have felt the same reaction if he thought someone was disrespecting his culture as an African American. He said he wanted to respect Arab culture because it deserves appreciation and so he was pulling his song.”

The song has also been controversial in the UK, where this month a DJ was suspended from Galaxy Radio for playing Arab Money after the station received complaints. “Galaxy would like to apologise to all our listeners for the airing of this song. It was never Galaxy’s intent to offend its listeners and never will be,” the company said.

Alsalman said the portrayal of Arabs in the song reflected deeper cultural misunderstandings between the US and the Middle East.

“It was the cultural consultancy of the song that was a problem, if you will,” he said. […]

7 thoughts on “Busta Rhymes, you big fat giant Pussy!”

  1. I’ve never thought of shopping for clothes in the IKEA curtain section. I don’t think I’ll start now.

  2. Most of the rappers are complete wussies. Just like Islam, it takes something less of a man to treat women like pieces of meat & objects just to get off on.

  3. * Busta Rhymes apologizes for, pulls song alleged to contain Qur’anic verses

    If it’s typical rap, “pulls alleged song” would make more sense (to me at least).

  4. No problem Sheik, I only knew that because once upon a time I was dumb enough to consider listening to rap a worthy use of my time.

    Then I realised most of the rappers were in fact islamic converts and downright nasty thugs, who use the mouthpiece they’re fortunate enough to have in order to slag white people off while congratulating islamic terrorists and justifying the acts of war committed by them.

    These days I find myself happier, and a lot less aggressive listening to a bit of metal!

  5. Posted by: blangwort

    This is a case of two insecure and angry groups of people. One is so insecure that they scream threats at anything that resembles an offense; and the other is a rude twit who uses his art to be offensive to most people. They deserve each other.

    Sorry I will have to correct you

    It happens to be one type person in this case who is insecure and angry rude twit who uses his ? art ? to be offensive to most people.

    On August 20, 2006, he was arraigned for charges of third-degree assault after attacking a man who reportedly spat on his car in New York City on August 12 after the AmsterJam Music Festival on Randalls Island.

    On October 24, 2006, he appeared at Manhattan Criminal Court as the district attorney’s office attempted to amend previous charges against him to include weapons possession for a machete found in his car. The judge, ShawnDya Simpson, refused to add the charge and adjourned the case.

    On February 20, 2007, Smith refused a plea deal offered by the prosecutors office for the assault of his former driver, Edward Hatchett. The deal would have entailed six months in jail and pleading guilty to two assaults, the attack on Hatchett, and the attack on the former fan. The dispute with Hatchett is believed to have been originated over back pay Hatchett felt he was owed. Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Becki Rowe offered Smith another option, pleading guilty to third-degree assault. The conditions of the proposed sentence would include five days of community service, two weeks of youth lectures and six months of anger management classes, as well as three years of probation. On March 18, 2008 a judge in New York City sentenced Smith to 3 years’ probation, 10 days’ community service, $1250 in fines (plus court costs), and to enroll in a drunken driving program.

    On September 25, 2008, he was temporarily refused entry to the UK due to “unresolved convictions”.

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