Joe Budden is wanted by the New York Police Department and he doesn't seem to be taking it very serious. The former "Love & Hip Hop: New York" star and Def Jam recording artist took to Twitter to taunt the NYPD about his whereabouts after they tweeted about looking for him. Despite the NYPD posting to twitter on Saturday that Joe Budden is a wanted man, he continues to be free and to say a lot of things he might regret on social media.
According to the tweet in question, Joe Budden is wanted for stealing a cell phone on August 18. Those who have been following the rapper know that this is just the tip of the iceberg. The phone in question likely belongs to Budden's model ex-girlfriend. The same one who recently accused him of kidnapping her, driving her across state lines and then beating on her until she was able to break free and run for help.
I’m gonna sue the living s*** out u gentlemen. @NYPDnews
Manhunt…. Suck my d***, lol
I’ll be in a strip club in Astoria tonight. Let the “Man hunt” know. @NYPDnews
Glad to see our tax payer dollars being put to good use ! Lol
The Twitter rant came just a few hours after Joe Budden's attorney, Nima Ameri, gave a statement to TMZ about the current allegations that Budden beat up and kidnapped his ex-girlfriend. The statement said that Budden ""looks forward to an opportunity to responsibly deal with and address the allegations so he may establish the actual facts." Taunting law enforcement probably won't endear them to his cause.
According to the original report filed by Budden's ex-girlfriend, she alleges that he pulled up to her at a restaurant and forced her into his car. The report alleges that he assaulted her in the car and took her cell phone while driving to his home in New Jersey. Once they arrived at Joe Budden's home, he continued the assault until she was able to get away and ask a neighbor for help.
It's pretty clear that Budden doesn't plan on turning himself in. It'll be interesting to see if the NYPD attempt to track him down as he plans to have a night out. In any case, the allegations against him are pretty serious.