NEW YORK – Busta Rhymes picked the wrong place to be on his cell phone — behind the wheel, driving past a police station.
Rhymes, whose legal name is Trevor Smith, was talking and cruising about 7 p.m. Thursday when he was spotted and pulled over, police said Friday.
The rapper, who's had other run-ins with the law, was issued a summons for a moving violation.
Rhymes' management office declined to comment Friday.
Last month, the best-selling rap star appeared in court on an assault charge for allegedly attacking a man who spit on his car in August. He is due back in court in that case on Dec. 11.
In another case involving the unsolved shooting death of his bodyguard Israel Ramirez in February, Rhymes has refused to be questioned by police as a potential witness. Police say Rhymes, 34, has made no effort to help identify the killer. The shooting occurred outside a music video taping in Brooklyn.
The rapper's most recent album was the "The Big Bang," released earlier this year, featuring the hit "Touch It." Rhymes has had a stream of hits throughout his career, which spans more than a decade, including "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" and "Dangerous." He's also been in films, including 2000's "Shaft."