Busta Rhymes is suing a former employee who he claims pretended to be his manager without his knowledge and the rap legend believes he is owed over $1.5 million.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Busta says he had a working relationship with Rasheem “Bubba” Barker. But Busta claims, “At no time did those duties include the authority to negotiate and/or enter into agreements with third party promoters binding Plaintiffs to render the professional services of Plaintiff Smith.”
But in 2016, Busta claims Barker collected $20k for a gig he negotiated on his own and claims he did the same thing again in 2018 for $40k for a show in New Zealand.
Things got so bad, Busta claims he got hit with a $22,478.40 judgment in a lawsuit he knew nothing about and believes other lawsuits might be coming … all because of Barker’s actions.
Busta is suing for a total of more than $1.5 million in damages.
Earlier this week, Busta unloaded on Barker in a video on his social media page, along with a lengthy caption in ALL CAPS … so you know he meant business.
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TO ALL BOOKING AGENTS, PROMOTERS & ANYONE INQUIRING ABOUT BUSTA RHYMES, CONGLOMERATE OR FLIPMODE BUSINESS!! DO NOT SPEAK TO RASHEEM “BUBBA” BARKER ABOUT ANYTHING CONCERNING MY BUSINESSES!! HE IS RUNNING AND HIDING AS A RESULT OF BEING CAUGHT STEALING BETWEEN 300 AND 400K OF DIFFERENT PROMOTERS MONEY AND IS CURRENTLY BEING DEALT WITH LEGALLY BY ALL OF THE PROMOTERS HE STOLE FROM!!! MY ONLY MANAGEMENT REP IS ANTHONY “BLITZ” BOTTER AND HE CAN BE REACHED AT @i_am_ablitz or firstname.lastname@example.org. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!!! NOW LET’S DO THIS THE RIGHT WAY AND LIGHT SHIT UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! SALUTE!!