Busta Rhymes Whines About Mask Mandates, Calls Them 'Little Weird Ass Government Policies'
The rapper complained about folks having their "civil liberties" taken away.
August 24, 2021 at 7:32 pm
Busta Rhymes is going viral after a resurfaced clip showed him blasting mask mandates and shutdowns, referring to them as “little weird ass government policies.”
“In the last sixteen f**king months, COVID could suck a d**k,” the 49-year-old said to a crowd at the Seoul Tacos 10th Anniversary Block Party in St. Louis in June. “All these little weird ass government policies and mandates, suck a d**k. They’re trying to take our civil liberties away. It feels good to be back outside, we outside for real!”
Busta, who was born Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr., apologized to the audience for getting “political” after he mentioned that breathing freely is inherent freedom.
“It’s called the God-given right of freedom, right?” he continued onstage. “No human being is supposed to tell you that you can’t even breathe freely. F**k your mask. … Some of y’all might feel differently, but f**k your mask.”
“I can’t rhyme with you with a mask on. We can’t eat food with a f**king mask on,” he added. “We can’t even see each other’s smiles with a mask on. All of that energy gets blocked when our mask is on. Energy is important and we are all conductors of f**king good energy.”
Busta Rhymes rails against COVID lockdowns and masks:
“No human being is supposed to tell you you can’t even breathe freely. Fuck your mask!”
“Stop trying to take our civil liberties away…Energy is important.”pic.twitter.com/CDpbTCk3bT
— T. Grant Benson (@GrantB911) August 24, 2021
Some audience members cheered on the “Touch It” rapper, but others quickly called him out for spewing irresponsible rhetoric amid a surging pandemic.