Rapper Busta Rhymes is going viral for an anti-mask mandate tirade he went on during his surprise set at Seoul Taco’s 10th anniversary block party in Missouri this summer.
The 49-year-old rapper, whose real name is Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr., said that the government is trying to “take our civil liberties away.”
“This is my second show in front of human life in the last 15 f–king months,” the performer told the cheering crowd. “COVID can suck a d–k. All these little weird-ass government policies and mandates [can] suck a d–k.”
Rhymes told the audience that no human being should be allowed to mandate how you breathe.
“It’s called the God-given right of freedom, right?” he continued. “No human being is supposed to tell you that you can’t even breathe freely. F–k your mask. … Some of y’all might feel differently, but f–k your mask.”
Busta Rhymes knows what freedom is and he’s never letting go. Let us all channel our inner Busta Rhymes and tell government, businesses, employers, etc, exactly where they can stick their Covid “policies.” https://t.co/DrKeVj6Sa2
— Eric Sykes (@ConsiderEric) August 24, 2021
The rapper complained that masks are stifling people’s “energy” and making it harder for him to flirt with women.
“We can’t eat food with a f–king mask on. We can’t even see each other’s smiles with a mask on,” he said. “All of that energy gets blocked when our mask is on and energy is important. We are all conductors of f–king good energy.”
Rhymes apologized for getting a “little political” at the end of his set.