Joe Budden 'Surprised' by NYPD Manhunt

Joe Budden 'Surprised' by NYPD Manhunt

Love & Hip Hop star addresses police search and domestic violence investigation.

Published August 26, 2014

All Love Lost rapper Joe Budden didn't expect to see his mug on the NYPD Twitter timeline this weekend, and he responded with some rather explicit tweets.

"I’m gonna sue the living s--t out u gentlemen. @NYPDnews," Budden wrote after the police department's news department tweeted out his photo and "wanted" info in connection to a robbery, stemming from a domestic violence claim made by an ex-girlfriend.

The ex says Budden dragged her out of a restaurant, slammed her head on the dashboard of a car, drove her home and continued to beat her in a jealous rage over some Instagram flicks of her with other men. Apparently, he also took her phone.

"I’ll be in a strip club in Astoria tonight. Let the 'Man hunt' know. @NYPDnews," Budden continued via Twitter. "Glad to see our tax payer dollars being put to good use ! Lol"

Eventually, Channel 4 news showed up to Budden's home (where he was –– not hiding –– getting ready to take his dog for a walk), and convinced the Slaughterhouse member to explain his "antagonizing" tweets. "That was me being my own worst enemy. But there is no law against tweets," he said. "...It's been a frenzy. I was surprised at all of it to be honest. The media circus, the witch hunt, the man hunt."

The Love & Hip Hop star had already turned himself in to New Jersey police for the domestc violence claim; and he says he pays for the phone in question, so there was no need for the social media madness.

Besides, "You guys found me rather easily," he told the NBC crew. "And I'm wearing pink! Who runs wearing pink? I'm not on the run."

As for the ex, "I should’ve known that girl was trouble when she never heard of Prince…," Budden tweeted. "Neve [sic] trust a woman that never heard Purple Rain."

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Written by BET-Staff

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