6:00 AM PST -- Busta has been released on his own recognizance.
Busta Rhymes is in a NYC jail after allegedly throwing a Muscle Milk at someone in a gym.
The rapper was working out at Steel Gym when he began arguing with another guy. Busta allegedly threw the container of the power drink, striking the man. It's unclear if he was injured.
Busta was arrested for second degree assault.
His lawyer, Scott Leemon, tells TMZ, "This is another attempt to take advantage of Busta's celebrity status." Leemon calls the allegations "a bunch of bull."