Busta Rhymes curses out fans for staying seated during his performance at the 2024 Essence Festival

Busta Rhymes gets MAD at the audience while performing at the 2024 Essence Festival

Busta Rhymes Rebukes Seated Fans at 2024 Essence Festival Performance

At the 2024 Essence Festival in New Orleans, Busta Rhymes brought his trademark energy to the stage, but things took an unexpected turn when the audience seemed less than enthusiastic. 

Known for his dynamic performances that often get crowds on their feet, Busta Rhymes was visibly frustrated as fans remained seated during his set.

In a now-viral video shared on social media, Busta Rhymes halted his performance to address the crowd directly. 

Pointing out that many were filming with their phones instead of engaging with the music, Busta delivered a passionate rebuke.

"A-yo, f**k them camera phones, too. Let's get back to interacting like humans. Put them weird-ass devices down."

He exclaimed, clearly expressing his preference for a more intimate and connected experience. The Brooklyn rap icon, known for his influential career spanning over three decades, didn't mince words.

"I ain't from that era. Them s**ts don't control the soul. F**k your phone."

Busta urged, emphasizing his desire for genuine interaction and live energy at his shows. Busta boldly threatened, visibly disappointed by the seated audience:

"I will put every one of y'all out until y'all a*ses is up, Thirty-three years of doing this s**t, I ain't use to ni**as sitting down at my show, I don't give a f**k!"

He declared, highlighting his expectations for a lively and engaged audience.

Busta Rhymes Curses Out Seated Fans at 2024 Essence Festival:

This performance marked Busta Rhymes' debut at Essence Festival, a significant event in the realm of urban music and culture. 

Initially met with a seated crowd, Busta's determination to rally the audience eventually paid off as more attendees stood up and joined in, responding to his call for participation.

As the video continues to circulate online, Busta Rhymes' impassioned plea for authentic engagement serves as a reminder of the power of live music and the importance of connecting beyond digital screens. 

His message resonates not only with fans but also within the broader conversation about the evolving dynamics of concert experiences in the digital age.