The rapper Busta Rhymes has been charged with assault after allegedly throwing a protein drink at a gym employee.The 43-year-old, whose real name is Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr, was arrested at around 8.30pm on Wednesday.
The incident happened at Steel Gym in New York's Chelsea neighbourhood.
A spokesman for the New York Police Department said the Brooklyn-born rapper and the gym worker were involved in a dispute.
He says Rhymes allegedly threw a 17-ounce cardboard container of strawberry protein drink, thought to be called Muscle Milk, at the man, hitting him in the head.
It is not known if the man was injured.
A lawyer for Rhymes, known for his songs Gimme Some More and Dangerous, told The Daily News he is confident Rhymes will beat the second degree assault charge.
Rhymes posted a photo on Instagram and wrote: "Thanks to everyone who helped expedite this evening for me.
"I'm good and we're back to the grind. Heading 2 the studio 2 turn the bulls*** into GREATNESS. I'm super good."