busta leaving projekt revolution

July 27, 2008

busta rhymes has unfortunately had to leave projekt revolution. we were all extremely disappointed to see him go; we enjoyed the energy and personality he brought to the tour, and we looked forward to playing “we made it” on stage with him each night. his departure was due to a number of complicated business matters that were out of anyone’s control. we hope to cross paths with busta again soon!

mike

mike

65 Comments

  1. Jelly on July 31, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Yah I hope so🙂 Anyway, LP rocks! Take care Mike ^^ N give my support to another members🙂

  2. psykobouliz on July 30, 2008 at 10:12 am

    awww i heard about this! that’s sad… that’s a pity… =( but i hope for you and the guys that he could make shows soon with you all =)

  3. badone88 on July 29, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Hey Mike you guys rocked out in raleigh on the 25th. me and my friends were in the pit front row and we are going to be in the pit front row again in charlotte man u gatta show us some love even ur bodyguard recognized lol from last yrs preojekt rev. well be rocking those music for relief headbands. looking forward to another great show……..

  4. badone88 on July 29, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Hey Mike you guys rocked out in raleigh on the 25th. me and my friends were in the pit front row and we are going to be in the pit front row again in charlotte man u gatta show us some love even ur bodyguard recognized lol from last yrs preojekt rev. well be rocking those music for relief headbands. looking forward to another great show……..

  5. badone88 on July 29, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Hey Mike you guys rocked out in raleigh on the 25th. me and my friends were in the pit front row and we are going to be in the pit front row again in charlotte man u gatta show us some love even ur bodyguard recognized lol from last yrs preojekt rev. well be rocking those music for relief headbands. looking forward to another great show……..

  6. Anika on July 29, 2008 at 5:27 am

    that sucks! this song is soo cool! x[

  7. Madlen on July 29, 2008 at 4:29 am

    That sucks…at least we got to hear it live a few times:)Btw i wanted to ask about the merch from your art show-why is it backordered?

  8. DAVIDX on July 28, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    oh too bad =( yeah at least he performed some😉 so cool to see this song live…

    Busta is really cool🙂

  9. rockermeg on July 28, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Man that sucks…Atleast he got to perform for some of your US tour.

    Also,the guy/girl who filmed that was standing close to Phoenix and so they picked up alot of bass😄 not complaining…Phoenix is an amazing bassist.

    So sorry to hear about that,LP(and the fans at the shows who missed Busta)

    Megan x

  10. becksgiggs on July 28, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    I have to say that I am quite disappointed that you guys didn’t play We made it last night………
    Got back from the show than see this blog…..
    It’s a great show but it would be better if you guys put one more song to replace We mad it instead of end the show 10 minutes earlier………….

  11. Noj on July 28, 2008 at 9:06 am

    disappointing…. Why couldn’t he just hold out for 4 more weeks???
    I missed SOB (huge fan since 2000 Fold) last year due to them finishing up their album, and now this……… 😦

    Still looking forward to the show, should be amazing as usual. Just bummed I won’t get to hear WMI live..
    It’s starting to seem something will always happen right before the Dallas shows, lol

    APFMH would be awesome to put in its place😉

  12. lp_fm_fan on July 28, 2008 at 8:40 am

    I heard…this sucks I totally wanted to hear WMI live. Blah, oh well. Changing the set list then? :3

    apfmh!? totally❤ that song. =P

  13. EllePi on July 28, 2008 at 4:09 am

    wowO_o the show with busta seems to be very punchy! awesome! what a shame they had to leave projekt revolution! caroline from france

  14. axrinekey on July 28, 2008 at 1:54 am

    Busta’s real cool!
    There’s so much energy…
    And I know why you guys were disappointed!

    “We made it” is really amazing, still! xD

  15. Shinodabestfriend on July 28, 2008 at 1:26 am

    YEAH! BUSTA MAN!!😀 this video is wonderful…. u.u +
    maybe Busta comes another time… ^^ ….maybe…. -.- lol

  16. Jenn on July 27, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    haha i recognized this video! its from Mansfield :D! that was an amazing concert you have to admit🙂. oh thank god that it was business problems and not personal issues. i was going to have to hate some people if it was personal. busta was a really good act though while he lasted. hope everything goes well with the rest of the tour though! hope to see you guys again soon.

    -by the way, does anyone know how much mikes shoes are going to be? i need to put money aside for them but i don’t know how much…

  17. Leilu14 on July 27, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    It’s too bad that for whatever reasons Busta has to leave the tour. When LP didn’t make an appearance to do “We Made It” during his set I was a bit disappointed. However, when the first few notes of the song were played for the encore the crowd went nuts! I’m glad I got to experience this song live.

  18. nillp on July 27, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    thank u for the clarification..😉

    it’s really sad that he had to leave PR.. hope to see u guys playing “we made it” live again.. soon!

    take care; love ya ~ mk’nil ♥

  19. zimminator on July 27, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    ugh i wish i was that close and was the one holding the camera!!!! ahh im super sad i cant make this PR…….but u better have one next year! cuz i will do everything i can to make it…..and busta rhymes….i couldnt agree with him more on the comment he said to you guys!~ good job, keep up the good work

  20. NYCBabe on July 27, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Awww I loved seeing Busta up there on the stage with u guys. I’m really glad I got the chance to see u guys at Jones Beach. Much Luv Mike!

  21. WTF on July 27, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Boringgggg. Come on at least make up something good…like he tried to touch your leather jacket.

  22. rubyred82 on July 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm

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  23. xxblueboyxx on July 27, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    OMG THATS MY VIDEO… THANKS MIKE… AND IT SUX THAT HE HAD 2 GO.. IT WAS A GREAT TOUR… LOVED IT

  24. Blaesbjerg on July 27, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    That’s too bad:/ .. But luckily you guys are still there! You are the best, though it’s a shame that busta rhymes had to leave.. I’m sure that your set-list are going to bee cool anyway ..

  25. murry on July 27, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    See? That wasn’t so hard. Now, why couldn’t you have said something like that days ago before all these rumors of an altercation started popping up? I can’t believe there was no official confirmation before now.

  26. Sammy on July 27, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    bad that he was leaving !! but it was a cool show

  27. StrangeGirl1 on July 27, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks for clearing it up. All the gossip was making my head spin….just like Linda Blair in, “The Exorcist.” Unfortunately I regret to inform you that I was unable to obtain any footage of this happening so no “You Tubbage” will be occurring. Ugh.

  28. NataliaForgotten on July 27, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    😄 Everyone though he was kicked from the tour. I went to see the Dark Knight and it’s a really great movie! Thanks Mike! o/

  29. asianotter on July 27, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Mike, thank you for addressing the issue . . . you truly didn’t need to! your fans know you and the rest of the guys and don’t believe any of the mis-information that gets conjured up by the dirt merchant media! thanks for ALWAYS taking the high road! it’s too bad . . . i would’ve loved to see you guys perform “We Made It”! thanks, again for sharing.

  30. vivalavulva on July 27, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    aww how anti-climactic. clearly, we were all waiting for a scandal

  31. pbizkit33 on July 27, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks for setting the record strait on why Busta hasn’t been on tour Mike.

  32. NeneLP88 on July 27, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Hey thank you for clarifying things.. This doesn’t sound like he’s been “kicked off”! =)

    Anyway, I wish that his departure doesn’t affect your performances (I’m sure they’ll be as great as always) and that Busta’s fans will enjoy Projekt Rev the same =)

  33. Lvix on July 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Damn dude:s that suckz!
    I am waiting already long time if the single ‘we made it’ will come here in the stores..

    but it will not be here maybe thats the business where he got trouble..

  34. PheFaint on July 27, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    C’mon guys you are the best with or without him…Love u…

  35. duckthunder2001 on July 27, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Please, Im begging you to help me find a way to buy tickets for the Aug 16th concert at Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wi. with cash, as I don’t have a usable credit card. Your music has helped my 16-year-old son with ADHD feel less socially isolated. I’m not looking for freebies, just the chance to get tickets for cash, which isnt presently an option they give us.

    If I can’t even make THIS happen for my child, what good am I as a mother? Please help if you can.

    Thanks so much.
    duckthunder2001@yahoo.com

  36. KATHYxx on July 27, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    that’s a bummer…

    and I couldn’t see SOB because they weren’t on the first half either last year… man at this rate i’ll never see any hip hop on PR.

  37. cuz on July 27, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    thanks for information, Mike! people started to create various theories so it’s good to put an end on ’em. hope you will have chance to perform togheter soon🙂 have a nice day🙂

  38. tinkerbella26 on July 27, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Well, I for one am disappointed.. Especially since I still have 2 more PR’s to go.. I got to see PR last week in Pittsburgh and he is sooo entertaining.. And the crowd’s reaction to when We Made It starts is overwhelming.. I hope this doesn’t come out the wrong way but Busta or no Busta, Projekt Rev is and always will be the highlight of the summer and any summer it happens to be out on the road.. You guys have a great line up..Continue doin what you do and I’ll see you in Irvine!!

    Clarissa

  39. navee on July 27, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    WHAT!!!!!!!! JUST A WEEK BEFORE THE PHOENIX ARIZONA SHOOOOWW!!! WELL MORE LINKIN PARK I GUESS THAT SUCKS BUT ANYWAY… YOU SHOULD INVITE NERD FOR THE OTHER SHOWS UNLEAST OR I DONT KNOW

  40. PinkWater3 on July 27, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Thanks for clearing that up but… after all the gossip last night I’m kinda disappointed. I liked the scandalous rumours, ha!

  41. bec on July 27, 2008 at 11:16 am

    not that I don’t appreciate an answer but it was a little dull after all the gossip surrounding the “Mike Shinoda kicked Busta Rhymes off the Projekt Revolution tour” story – curse the hunger for juicy gossip!

  42. ShadowerLiltani on July 27, 2008 at 11:10 am

    I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad I saw you guys before he left the tour. That’s a shame, cause he really added a spice to the whole event. But hey, ya’ll got to hang with him for a long time, and he is a very big artist. You guys are all really lucky, but, you probably already know that. Oh, and about the video, hehe, I WAS THERE. I get to brag about being there. Life is wonderful ^ ___ ^

  43. Southpaw on July 27, 2008 at 11:07 am

    I was looking forward to seeing BR at Projekt Rev this August. Hope he is back by then. Anyways, see you in East Troy, Mike!

    PS: Please add more songs to your sets. We would love to hear A Place For My Head again.

  44. LPFreak1286 on July 27, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Man that really sucks! I was just at the show last night at Virginia Beach and he wasn’t there. I thought it was just temporarily I had no idea he wouldn’t be back. But besides that you guys put on a CRAZY show! Thank you so much, all of you guys put so much energy into your performances it really shows an amazing amount of quality in your music. Lucky for me I was right up front this year. And it wasn’t just you guys it was the whole line up, every band was awesome! You guys never fail to put on a great tour. Thank You!!

  45. MusicalMorphine on July 27, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Hmm okay. Well thanks for writing something about it.

    NoFace – Some crazy fan probably.

  46. skindesbous on July 27, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Amazing video! I love the bass and drums… Busta Rhymes sounded perfectly, you and Chester too… the crowd were too close to the stage… so powefull… what a pity : “And finally it came time to do it or let it die” :__

  47. NoFace on July 27, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Rumor has it that you were in a fight with him. I wonder where that rumor came from, hm.

  48. soyuneik on July 27, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Hmm..can’t hear it right now. I don’t really know whats going on with that either. But i did read some interview in regards to how much he wanted to go on tour with you guys. Well, whatever it is, at least he got to do some shit. Some of the shit, or wording in that interview [MTVasia ] makes me think about the times I did interviews. They took what I said and shortened the length, but in doing so change the meanings up-made me sound real cocky. Yours just sounds like they took things out of context.
    But who knows. It doesn’t really matter, thats just my curious nature.

  49. msgirl on July 27, 2008 at 9:53 am

    so have a nice pro rev……..:) i am so sad about busta but i think u can do without busta….:) cuz u r linkin park….:) but i think busta is very funny🙂 anyway,,,,take care take care take care………love yah…..:) kiss……:) greetings to others and anna and ur lovely pets……:) have an awesome day!
    -js

  50. msgirl on July 27, 2008 at 9:50 am

    oohh……:'( i am really sorry about it….he is the only one that i know from pro rev 2008….i don’t really know about chris cornell…bla bla….anyway,i am not goin pro rev…….maybe when i go to ur pro rev concert someday (maybe 2 years later)i hope there won’t be any problems…haha…i am so selfish..:) but love the song we made it…….just awesome song……hope he will come back………..:) thanx for the wright info..i was so confused that i thought busta and u had some problems and busta quit…..kiki….:)

  51. SdwOTD on July 27, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Not sure how I feel about this, there was so much controversy on the LPU. I’m just gonna say sad that we wont get to hear WMI, but happy that APFMH could possibly be in its place.
    As always, check out the [LPUMB > The Underground > The List]. Don’t forget, k?

  52. shinoda_me on July 27, 2008 at 9:16 am

    ************************************************* (curses heavily at Busta)
    Mike, i f
    cking HATE it that he’s doing the HAHA instead of you!!!!!!!!!! X-(
    i love your ‘haha’s’…. his suck! we couldn’t see you do the laugh in the video either… its YOURS, not HIS…
    but oh well… nice to see you enjoying there…

  53. I_B_Long on July 27, 2008 at 9:15 am

    i definitely second what busta said at the end of the clip. sorry things are so messed up. i hope you guys will still enjoy the rest of the tour. oh and on a side note, stay away from the LPMB right now. its a scary place….

  54. MissNatalie1984 on July 27, 2008 at 9:13 am

    cheers for posting and putting to rest most of the speculation.

    have a good one Mike!

  55. shinoda_me on July 27, 2008 at 9:09 am

    awww…. “kicked off” was the wrong phrase then … stupid wiki…
    thanks for the info Mike.. =)

    much love and respect for responding to us
    have a nice day =)

    enjoy your tour!!!

  56. LPROCKS on July 27, 2008 at 9:07 am

    that sucks! I was looking forward to see him perform… Well I guess “WITH YOU” at West Palm Beach will be a good way to make it up.😉

  57. MissDee on July 27, 2008 at 9:05 am

    It’s sad that Busta Rhymes had to leave Projekt Rev cause it’s always nice to see “We made it” live on youtube

  58. ConnieB on July 27, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Thats too bad. I was looking forward to seeing him in Tampa.

  59. analoggirl on July 27, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Thanks for the statement, Mike. There has been ample speculation surrounding his departure so your comment will help to address the rumours. A news release couldn’t hurt either. 😉 (I’ve been studying crisis communication so I have to say that monitoring this incident has been pretty interesting. haha) Best of luck with the rest of the tour.

  60. lynndarwinharris on July 27, 2008 at 8:30 am

    Thanks Mike for clearing this up. there are alot of rumors. Stay safe in your travels.

  61. So_S on July 27, 2008 at 8:28 am

    finally, some kind of clarification!! although we’d appreciate some more details, there are a lot of rumors floating around! but i guess it’s enough.

    thanks a lot Mike🙂

  62. rubyred82 on July 27, 2008 at 8:26 am

    I’m sorry he couldn’t continue the tour with you guys, but it’s good that you had such a good time while it lasted, that video is awesome!

  63. Jaclyn on July 27, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Thanx for the answer! Glad that you and LP have nothing against Busta. I keep on praying “dont ya know it’s gonna be allright?” bye kiss

  64. qwerty_94 on July 27, 2008 at 8:18 am

    boring that he had to leave!!!!!:/

  65. Raspberry on July 27, 2008 at 8:14 am

    Ah well, thanks for clearing that up for us, give him a Superman Cup! he might come back, hehe🙂

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