On Thursday, a report surfaced that Joe Budden had beaten his girlfriend in a New York City restaurant, before bringing her back to his New Jersey home, where the alleged incident continued. Then, early Saturday (August 23) morning, the headlines around the Slaughterhouse MC took another turn when the NYPD tweeted that the rapper was wanted for robbery.
There was no mention of the alleged beating in the tweet, which stated that Budden was wanted "for robbery/taking cellphone" from a 25-year-old woman in the early morning hours of August 18. They also included his height, weight and a photo.
Saturday afternoon, the New Jersey rapper took to Twitter to respond.
"I’m gonna sue the living sh-- out u gentlemen. @NYPDnews," he wrote. "Manhunt…. Suck my d--k, lol."
Earlier this week, following the initial domestic violence allegations, Budden's attorney gave MTV News the following statement:
Mr. Budden looks forward to an opportunity to responsibly deal with and address the allegations against him so he may establish the actual facts of the night in question. Mr. Budden has fully cooperated with the investigation. 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.” –- Nima Ameri, Esq.
MTV News is following the story and will update as more details develop.