Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Transformation: Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes, who is of Jamaican descent, used to have a tighter, leaner body, but in recent years he has gained more than a few pounds thus transforming him into a fellow big boi.

In his latest video for his latest song, "Arab Money", rapper Busta Rhymes (Trevor Smith, Jr., May 20, 1972) appears with big bois Rick Ross and D.J. Khaled, who is of Palestinian descent. The catchy "Arab Money" is pumped on hip-hop radio and in clubs nationwide.

However, the song does not come without some controversy. Although the video above inflects "ARAB" in the hook of the rap song, some Arabs have accused Busta, who has a long history of controversial behavior and statements, of bigotry because of the "A-RAB" inflection in the original song.

Note: Pay close attention to the end of the video.

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