While on the road for the Smokin’ Grooves Tour back in the late ’90s, the rapper had an unusually strong reaction to listening to the Slim Shady EP: he banged his head so hard it broke a tour bus windshield.
“We were on the Smokin’ Grooves tour in the back of one of the venues,” Busta told Rolling Stone. “Wyclef has this big-ass studio on his bus so we always wanted to go hang out and he was playing the Slim Shady EP. Before I could actually get on the bus, I was standing on the three little steps that you walk up to get on to the bus and I was nodding my head so f—ing hard, going crazy, that I hit my head on the windshield and broke the whole f—in’ windshield of Wyclef’s bus. It f—ed the whole glass up.
“The f—ing shit that I was hearing from him created an animal instinct reaction,” he added. “There was no thought that went into the way I reacted; it was just so powerfully compelling that I just bugged out. And there are very few moments like that, for me, that made me feel like that. When I first heard him, I didn’t know if he was white or black or where he came from. All I knew is what he was making me feel like made me almost push my head through a windshield.”