Drake, Baby Williams and Ne-Yo were among the stars who packed L.A.’s Melrose eatery Philippe’s last night for a BMI hosted Pre-BET Awards event, but around midnight the crowd was running for the exits as things turned ugly between Busta Rhymes and a female associate.
The crowd, which included Flo Rida, Drake, Ne-Yo, members of Young Money, Busta Rhymes, Vanessa and Angela Simmons, Brandy, Ray J, producers Cool & Dre, Hitboy of Surf Club, Pricetag of Audio Push, “Toot It And Boot It” rapper YG and Rodney Jerkins, danced to a mixture of Michael Jackson classics and new and old hits from Kanye West, Notorious B.I.G and Drake spun by DJ M.O.S. By 10:30 the event was nearly at capacity with partygoers filling up all three of the restaurants rooms. But shortly after midnight the festivities turned sour when shouts broke out, glass started flying and attendees quickly made for both the front and back exits.
“One of Busta’s girls was trippin’ I guess because he was with another girl,” an eyewitness told BOSSIP, “She started yellin’ at him and he was yellin’ back and she threw a drink at him. Then she fell.”
BOSSIP witnessed as Busta made a brief departure out the restaurants side door. Staff worked quickly to clean up the broken glass and wet floors but many of the guests had already left.
Busta later returned to the event as DJ M.O.S. did his part to keep the party going and BMI’s Catherine Brewton encouraged the remaining attendees to continue having a good time. Choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson “AKA Boom Boom Kat” didn’t need any encouragement to keep moving in her crazy looking lacy leotard get up, but by 12:30 the lights were on and the party cleared out.
Busta Rhymes was not the only famous man wildin’ on the ladies last night. BOSSIP witnessed Flo Rida physically grab one young woman by her dress to move her out of his way, and Baby Williams and his flock of bodyguards were completely disrespectful to the women sitting at the adjoining table, physically pushing and crowding them.
SMH… When will these rappers learn how to treat women???