Rapper Busta Rhymes got into a big argument with a fan on New Years in New York City.

Busta - who now has a gigantic belly - got into a yelling match with the fan, and the two were in each other's face, ready to brawl.

At first it looked like it was about to POP OFF. But Busta realized that the incident was being filmed, and so he asked the person recording to "turn off the camera."

Here is the video:

Eventually cooler heads prevailed. Busta and the man walked away from each other without any punches thrown.

Busta Rhynes has a long history of arrests, mostly for assaults. Busta has been arrested 5 times in New York alone, after being accused of assaulting people.

On August 20, 2006, Rhymes was arrested and arraigned for charges of third-degree assault after attacking a man who reportedly spat on his car in New York City on August 12 after the AmsterJam Music Festival on Randall’s Island.

On October 24, 2006, Rhymes appeared at Manhattan Criminal Court as the district attorney’s office attempted to amend previous charges against him to include weapons possession for a machete found in his car. The judge refused to add the charge and adjourned the case.

On February 20, 2007, Rhymes refused a plea deal offered by the prosecutor’s office for the assault of his former driver, Edward Hatchett. The deal would have entailed six months in jail and pleading guilty to two assaults, the attack on Hatchett, and the attack on the former fan. The dispute with Hatchett is believed to have originated over back pay Hatchett felt he was owed. Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Becki Rowe offered Busta another option, pleading guilty to third-degree assault. The conditions of the proposed sentence would include five days of community service, two weeks of youth lectures and six months of anger management classes, as well as three years of probation.

On May 3, 2007, Rhymes was arrested in Manhattan for driving without a license and for driving while impaired.

On March 18, 2008 a judge in New York City sentenced Rhymes to three years probation, 10 days community service, $1250 in fines (plus court costs), and to enroll in a drunken driving program.