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Busta -- Justa Shot of Hennessy Did Me In!

5/3/2007 5:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Busta Rhymes was just released back into the world after his DUI arrest this morning, but he'll have to head right back to court for his arraignment next week -- and all, according to Busta himself, over one little lousy shot of Hennessy. At least he passed on the Courvoisier!

A source tells TMZ that when the rapper was accosted yesterday by the cops, he told officers that he'd only had "a shot of Hennessy" before he took the wheel of his Denali. The cops -- in the arrest report obtained by TMZ -- said that Busta had "watery and bloodshot eyes." After he failed a field sobriety test, cops took him into the station, where he actually blew a 0.067, below the legal threshold of 0.08. He was charged with one count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and one count of operating a motor vehicle while impaired.

After his release on $7,500 bail this afternoon, Busta is expected next Tuesday in court, when he'll also have to face assault charges on two separate incidents from last year. Should be quite a day for Busta's busts.

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duh    

first?

2640 days ago
2.

Hal    

Well, Busted, what 'ya gonna do for an encore?

2640 days ago
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Just my opinion    

Is it me or is this dude a magnet for trouble and drama? Didn't a guy die at one of his video shoots last year? And wasn't he banned from performing in the city where they were shooting a movie will be in?

Busta, he used to be the man in the 90s, but I think it is time for him to give up the game and just be a regular person. Get a regular 9-5 job because he's not hot anymore.

2640 days ago
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Just my opinion    

Wait, let me get this straight...

His breathalyzer test was BELOW the legal threshold of .08 yet they charged him as they would someone who would be over that amount?

I don't condone drinking and driving in any sense, but it seems to me the legal threshold means it is legal up to that point.

2640 days ago
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Anne    

I seriously enjoy every bad thing that happens to this loser! He is rude and a complete jerk to anyone that approaches him. I've had several really unfornate encounters with him and have also heard from others about what pathetic human being he is. Even though his arrest does sound a bit bogus- since he was below the legal alcohol limit-- he was probably totally stoned (see: bloodshot eyes). In any case- I hope he gets sent to prison soon and maybe THEN he'll learn how to be a more modest, humble and down to earth person!

2640 days ago
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Just my opinion    

Hey Busta, you should get Paris Hilton's lawyer - she was pulled over after one drink and they didn't put her ugly azz in jail. Just took her photo and let her go on her way!

2640 days ago
7.

Huh????    

If he blew BELOW the legal limit..how was he still arrested and charged with DUI?!?!?!?!?!?!?

2640 days ago
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tinkerbell    

If he blew a .06 after a shot of Hennessy then this guy is a big P*SSY! And also he must think everyone is stupid for believing that. but whatever!

2640 days ago
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SassNSauce    

How can you be arrested for not being drunk. Being below the "legal" limit would mean you're not drunk so were did they get DUI? Having read eyes could indicate he needs some sleep. Isn't he shooting a movie or video of something? Could it be that he's being harrassed for not giving police some info they've been after for a while? It really seems like it is because every 5 minitues the cops have him in custody for one thing or another. And every arrest is more stupid than the last. What he needs to do is keep his mouth shut and spend some money on a really good attorney because it smells like he has a law suit on his hand against the police. And right now they are looking mighty stupid for arresting someone for not driving under the influence.

2640 days ago
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Vic    

Me thinks the police are messing with him cuz he didn't want to cooperate with their investigation into the murder of his assistant? bodyguard? i dunno. But he was like he ain't snitchin'. Stupid ass. That was supposed to be his friend. He suuuuuuuuuuuucks. They need to harrass him even MORE, and leave Snoop alone.

2640 days ago
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CJ    

This is off topic but WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE NEWS COVERAGE ON AKONS DRY HUMPING ON STAGE OF AN UNDERAGE TEENAGER? I THOUGHT ATLEAST TMZ WOULD COVER IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/05/03/akon-story-gaining-steam/

2640 days ago
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MEME    

Don't the cops have anything better to do than hassle this guy? I genuinely believe that if it was a so-called "easy-listening" artist, not a rap artist ,blowing a .06 wouldn't even be an issue...the cops wouldn't have even bothered the person. The legal limit is. 08-period, end of subject. It's not .06 for some folks but .08 for others. I may not particularly care for Busta's music but I do care that all people are treated equally and fairly- be they rap, rock, black, white, when it comes to "Legal limits"

2640 days ago
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MEME    

...and leave Snoop alone!

2640 days ago
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MEME    

...and leave Snoop alone!

2640 days ago
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Just my opinion    

Oh goodness, there's go the relevant posts. From here on out it will be about race, racists, racism, stereotypes and lies handed down from mothers-to-sons.

Don't you just hate it when the rednecks and ghetto fools get access to the internet? Can't have a reasonable blog post about the topic, they can only talk about their hates of other races.

2640 days ago
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