Slaughterhouse’s Joe Budden has stepped forward to clear the air on his headline-generating legal matter and promised he is not on the run from law enforcement.
Budden said despite a few playful tweets shot at the New York Police Department due to a man hunt it posted onto Twitter last weekend, he has been cooperative.
“It’s been a frenzy,” Budden said in an interview. “I was surprised at all of it, to be honest. The media circus, the witch hunt, the man hunt. Well, you guys found me rather easily. [laughs] And I’m wearing pink. Who runs wearing pink? No, I’m not on the run. Those [tweets] were antagonizing a bit. That was me being my own worst enemy but again, there is no law against tweeting. No, no I do not [plan on sending more NYPD-related tweets]. I’m fully cooperative with everything happening in New Jersey. I’ve turned myself in, I’ve been released, my lawyer’s handling everything else. Whatever needs to be done to rectify the situation, I’m more than willing to comply.” (NBC New York)
This week, Joe’s lawyer Nima Ameri, said he had followed protocol with the NYPD.
“(He) has fully cooperated with the investigation,” Ameri said. “Mr. Budden asks for patience as the evidence and facts unfold to demonstrate the truth of his involvement and the real events that transpired on the night in question.” (NY Daily News)
Over the weekend, Budden dished out more details of the headline-generating story and proclaimed his innocence.
“I don’t take this lightly, but I do find it funny seeing as how IM THE CALMEST N*GGA IN THE WORLD !! Smh,” Budden tweeted Friday (August 22) evening.
“Also, if I did half of what’s alleged, a pic of her face would be out, not her leg.. This is simple logic here.”
“Logic typically clears up a lot of sh*t by the way.”
“I’ll have my day in court… f*ck it.”
“I did have a nice convo w @TMZ earlier about journalistic integrity, boy was that funny/stupid. Lol”
“Cops searched my house today cuz shorty told them I had guns here.. He said “wanna tell me why u have a bullet proof vest?”.. Lmao/smh”
“The lesson to be learned here is.. Leave the strippers & bartenders in the strip club… sounds so simple !” (Joe Budden’s Twitter)
Gossip site Media Take Out initially reported on what went down early Thursday (August 21).
Rapper Joe Budden got upset because [JOE’S GIRLFRIEND] dumped him after discovering he was cheating and hooking up with strippers. She then went out (clubbing) with a couple of friends to blow off some steam. One of her friends boyfriend uploaded pictures of [JOE’S GIRLFRIEND] clubbing on Instagram and someone forward the pictures to Joe. (Media Take Out)
Check out Joe Budden’s interview: