According to a new report, rapper Joe Budden allegedly attacked his girlfriend and left her with bruises all over her body after slamming her head into the dashboard of a car.
Sources tell TMZ the rapper—whose biggest hit, “Pump It Up,” charted in 2003—saw pictures of his girlfriend, who is currently unnamed, with other men, and then found her at a NYC restaurant where he allegedly dragged her out to his car, choked her and slammed her head into the dashboard.
In photos exclusively obtained by the media outlet, the woman has bruises on her arms and legs, in addition to red marks on her neck and abdomen, reportedly left by the Love & Hip Hop cast member.
Rapper Joe Budden's girlfriend says he beat her Rihanna style [PHOTOS] http://t.co/3mN3ugAqU4 pic.twitter.com/6hcxwch5hj— TMZ (@TMZ) August 22, 2014
Rapper Joe Budden's girlfriend says he beat her Rihanna style [PHOTOS] http://t.co/3mN3ugAqU4 pic.twitter.com/6hcxwch5hj
A friend of the New Jersey native spoke to MediaTakeOut.com and confirmed TMZ’s story—adding the woman recently dumped Joe after learning he had cheated on her.
The friend says he allegedly drove off with her in the car and took her to his house in New Jersey after confronting her at the NYC eatery.
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“Once inside the home he choked her to the point she thought he was going to kill her,” the friend said. “She said he had to fight her way off him, gasping for air… She said the look on his face was dreadful like he had no soul. She managed to escape his home and contacted the police.”
Joe took to Twitter to share his side of the story, telling fans the allegations “couldn’t be further from the truth,” among other denials.
@BeeBeeElle thx for the prayers Love.. & no, they couldn’t be further from the truth …— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) August 21, 2014
@BeeBeeElle thx for the prayers Love.. & no, they couldn’t be further from the truth …
So far, no arrest has been made. Police are currently investigating, and an attorney for Joe says he’s being cooperative with the operation.