Rapper Busta Rhymes, once highly acclaimed for his trademark dreadlocks and lightning fast lyrical delivery, took a nosedive off a New York stage early Friday morning but walked away with only a minor head injury.
The artist, whose legal name is Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., was performing at an O.T. Genasis show at New York City’s Webster Hall when, after somebody dropped the bass, he lost his footing.
The rapper fell face down into the crowd, apparently coming to a stop only when his head met the floor.
Later Friday, Rhymes went on Twitter to confirm that he was okay after the injury:
I SALUTE ALL CALLS FRM FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAKIN’ SURE I’M GOOD. JUST 4 THE RECORD I’M SUPER GOOD!! WHEN U LOVE WHAT U DO AND UR PASSIONATE..
— Busta Rhymes (@BustaRhymes) November 28, 2014
While head injuries are no laughing matter, sometimes the most serious symptom of a public fall is a bruised ego.
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