Wantin' a cheeseburger real, real bad. We've all been there. I'm there right now, because I'm having falafel for lunch. Busta Rhymes was there last night, when he reportedly threw such a fit in a Miami restaurant (after his cheeseburger was served to him with ketchup on the side) that the restaurant's owner called the police.
The Miami New Times reports that the trouble started when the rapper arrived at Cheeseburger Baby in South Beach around 6 a.m., either to enjoy a cheeseburger nightcap before changing into jammies or to start his Wednesday right with his first cheeseburger of the day.
Restaurant owner Stephanie Vitori said that, upon arrival, Busta Rhymes expressed his desire to jump to the front of the long line to get his food; when employees refused to let him skip ahead, Busta returned to his car to wait. After his order was brought out to him, Busta Rhymes allegedly returned to the restaurant even more agitated, apparently upset because his ketchup was hanging out with but not on his patty:
"He was calling our delivery driver Santiago a 'fag' multiple times, and me a 'bitch' and [telling] me 'to shut the fuck up' because we put his salt, pepper, ketchup, and mayo — that he asked for — on the side."
Vitori said Busta "caused such a scene," she eventually called the cops on him, though he left the restaurant before they arrived. (She added "on the side is just how we do it.")
Then, like a true angry mom, Busta Rhymes telephoned the restaurant a few minutes later to complain that there was no cheese on his cheeseburger, which Vitori says is a lie. She says that, while on the phone, Busta said "he was going to ‘come get us.'"
While Busta's camp has yet to respond to the allegations, Vitori is remaining steadfast.
"I deal with drunk and disorderly people all the time. I have been doing this for 11 years but never in my life have I felt more disrespected as a business owner or woman."
Obviously, the one topping the burger had in abundance was drama.
[New Times // Image via Getty]