Busta Rhymes Flies To L.A. To Finish Video; Police Still Investigating
The filming of the video has put the rapper in the headlines, because of the shooting death of his bodyguard during the portion filmed in New York.
Rhymes' bodyguard Israel Ramirez was shot and killed on Feb. 5, during a celebrity filled video shoot in Brooklyn, New York.
Police suspect that an argument between G-Unit's Tony Yayo and Ruff Ryders president Swizz Beatz sparked the deadly shooting.
The rapper, along with several other alleged witnesses, has refused to cooperate with authorities, leaving the case in limbo.
Late last week, reports surfaced that an audio tape detailing the minutes leading up to the murder had emerged, but the unidentified owner was selling the tape for $50,000.
According to sources, the tape reveals the argument that led to the shooting and the voice of an unidentified man calling Busta Rhymes a "b***h."
Police believe the man heard on the tape is the gunman, who is allegedly an associate of Tony Yayo.
A spokesperson for the Brooklyn district attorney's office has gone on record requesting the audio tape and pleading for any persons to come forward with information.
A high-ranking police source told the New York Daily News the Flipmode leader's trip to California was done in order to avoid a subpoena.
[He's] afraid to come back to New York," the source told the newspaper. "And get served."
Meanwhile, New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly continues to criticize those who were present at the time of the shooting for not coming forward to help solve the murder.
Busta Rhymes was unavailable at press time, but a music industry source revealed Busta is currently back in New York.
No details regarding the video's airdate, nor the rapper's whereabouts, has been made public.