Just like you and me, Busta Rhymes loves himself a good late night cheeseburger after leaving the club. But apparently, he likes them a little more than the average person. So much so that he he went apeshit on the staff at a cheeseburger joint in Miami because he couldn’t get one fast enough.
According to a report from the Miami New Times, Busta and his crew showed up at Cheeseburger Baby in South Beach around 6 a.m. and demanded that he be able to skip the line so that he could get his food faster.
Restaurant owner Stephanie Vitori said after her staff members refused to allow Busta to cut the line, he threw a tantrum and called Vitori a “bitch,” and called another employee a “fag,” and threatened to “come get [them].”
“We have had everyone from Jay-Z to Anthony Bourdain eat at Cheeseburger Baby,” Vitori says. “Never have we had a problem with a celebrity. That changed last night.”
When Busta rolled into Cheeseburger Baby, Vitori says, it was 5:45 a.m., a time that’s typically busy for the restaurant, as servers are slinging burgers to partiers on their way home from clubs. Busta wanted to be served first, and the restaurant refused.
“He got very upset when we wouldn’t take his order first when he was the last one to come in. We treat everyone as equals here at CBB. You can’t skip the line of ten people waiting in front of you,” Vitori explains.
Instead, he returned to his car to wait for his order. But after his food was delivered to him in the car, Vitori says, “He came back in the restaurant and started becoming outwardly angry. 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.
“On the side is just how we do it,” she explains. “We don’t want your burger getting soggy!”
Vitori said Busta “caused such a scene” that she was forced to call the police on him, which at least got him to leave the restaurant.
But Busta’s freakout didn’t end there, the New Times notes.
“Top it all off, a few minutes later he called us to let us know there was no cheese on his burger, which was untrue, and that he was going to ‘come get us,'” Vitori says. “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.”
Damn Busta! We’ve all been there. It was late. You were hungry. But to go mayhem like that — calling people fags and bitches and what-not — over a damn cheeseburger? A cheeseburger. Really.
Grow up and learn some damn patience.