LOS ANGELES (CN) – Rapper Busta Rhymes “hurled a glass bottle” at a diner in an upscale Beverly Hills restaurant, “striking her in the back of her head and causing severe injuries,” the woman claims in Superior Court.
Devin Cooper says she and a friend were dining at Mr. Chow when the rapper’s sister “began yelling” at Cooper that she was “too close to their table.”
Cooper says she tried to move her chair, but Busta Rhymes’ sister “continued to make loud aggressive comments.”
When Cooper asked her to please calm down, she says Trevor Tahiem Smith a.k.a. Busta Rhymes yelled at her, “That’s my sister, that’s my blood.”
“While Plaintiff did her best to ignore Defendant Smith and his entourage and enjoy her meal, their comments became progressively more threatening,” according to the complaint. “Shocked and afraid for her safety, Plaintiff and her companion immediately stood up and left the restaurant.”
Outside, Cooper realized she’d left her shoes in the restaurant and returned to get them.
That’s when the rapper allegedly hurled a glass bottle at her, striking her in the head.
She demands actual and punitive damages from the rapper for assault, battery and negligence. Her attorney is Loyst Fletcher.