Busta Rhymes almost celebrated the new year with fisticuffs.

On Wednesday (Jan. 23), TMZ reported that Bussa-Buss got into a heated verbal argument with another man that almost came to blows. It all happened during the early morning hours on New Year’s Day and it was captured on video.

According to the outlet, a man and his wife walked passed Busta and his crew near New York City’s Times Square area. The man’s spouse said “hi” to the former Leaders of the New School artist, but her husband didn’t like the rapper’s response (Busta allegedly invited her to hang out with him in his car).

This cause the man to jump in Busta’s face and start arguing. In the video below, you can see there was a little tussle between the two men and some yelling. Luckily, Busta’s security came in and broke the men up.

However, you can still hear the man verbally scream at Busta, “Fuck your mama, nigga!” with the rapper responding back at the man with more epithets of his own. It looks like no arrests were made and both parties went their separate ways.

Busta has a long history of confrontations under his belt.

In November 2017, Busta got into a heated altercation with an unidentified man at the annual Revolt Music Conference in Miami. In that incident, the 47-year-old rhymer was involved in a shoving match with another man in the club.

Cooler heads prevailed once again as Busta's security broke the fight up and the two men went their separate ways.

As for rapper's latest altercation, his reps had no comment on the matter.

You can watch Busta Rhymes' scuffle with another man on new year's day below.

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