Rapper Busta Rhymes accused of hurling anti-gay slurs at Miami burger joint
Owner says Rhyms screamed: 'F*** you, fag! I'm not leaving until I get ketchup, mayo, salt and pepper on my burger'
The owner of a Cheeseburger Baby franchise in Miami Beach says rapper Busta Rhymes verbally attacked she and her staff over condiments and being made to wait in line to place an order.
Owner Stephanie Vitori said things got off to a rocky start early Wednesday (3 April) when the rapper and his group complained about not being able to order ahead of the rest of the line. They then escalated when condiments were placed in the bag with his instead of being put on the food.
Vitori told Huffington Post that Rhymes became enraged and screamed at an employee: ‘F*** you, fag! I’m not leaving until I get ketchup, mayo, salt and pepper on my burger.’
She said the rapper then turned to her and said: ‘F*** you, bitch.’
Vitori tried to diffuse the situation by having employees open the condiments and put them on the food. She also called police who arrived after Rhymes and his group had left.
Vitori, who is a lesbian, was particularly incensed over the use of a gay slur.
She said: ‘Over putting ketchup, mayo, salt and pepper on a burger? For real, you can’t open up a mayo and ketchup packet? It’s not right. I’m a gay business owner, and you don’t use that term. It’s degrading.’