Busta Rhymes was arrested for assault after he threw a cardboard Lean Body protein drink container at a worker at a Chelsea gym last night during a dispute with the employee.

Witnesses said the two had been at each other in the past and questioned why the rapper was arrested.

Busta was charged with assault in the second degree after his arrest and it is believed that he is still in jail.

However Busta Rhymes’ lawyer says: ‘This is another attempt to take advantage of Busta’s celebrity status.’