Busta Rhymes stuns fans with shocking transformation at Knicks game

The 51-year-old rap icon shared a photo on Instagram showcasing his slimmer figure and fuller head of hair.

Pop Culture & Art May 18, 2024
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Busta Rhymes wowed fans with a fresh, youthful appearance while sitting courtside at a New York Knicks game.

On Tuesday, May 14, Busta Rhymes attended the Knicks game against the Indiana Pacers, watching as his hometown team secured a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The 51-year-old rap icon shared a photo on Instagram from the game, showcasing his noticeably slimmer figure and fuller head of hair.

Fans quickly noticed his transformation, filling his comments section with expressions of surprise and praise.

One fan commented, “Busta look young asf 😂,” while another remarked, “Busta got a new hairline? Something look different on him.”

A third user joked, “Bro got his new clone out here.”


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A post shared by Busta Rhymes (@bustarhymes)

Busta Rhymes' journey towards better health over the past year has been well documented.

In an interview with Men's Health last summer, he disclosed that a health scare, which occurred after an intimate moment with his now ex-wife, motivated his 100-pound weight loss.

“I was having a really difficult time breathing, so I got up and I walked out of the bedroom so she wouldn’t panic seeing me trying to keep myself calm,” he said.

“I was trying to inhale, and it felt like it wasn’t working. I felt like I was having like an asthma attack — but I don’t have asthma. So I walked out of the bedroom and went into the living room, and I was forcing myself to inhale, to relax.”

He went on to say, “That was scaring me so much that it was a mindf***, because I had to stay calm and make sure she didn’t hear me panic or hear me struggle to breathe. I’m butt-ass naked in the living room, trying to calm myself down.

“She was like, ‘Yo, this is not who I fell in love with.’ She didn’t know what had happened outside, but she was looking at my body and the weight.

“She was like, ‘You gotta lose this weight. This breathing is scaring me. When I met you, you wasn’t like a musclehead, but you, you was slim, you was cut, you had your shit right. I need you to get back to who I fell in love with.’”


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