HIP-hop star Joe Budden opened up in a recent episode of his podcast about abuse allegations from his ex-girlfriend stemming back to 2014.
Ex Tahiry Jose recently shared details of the alleged abuse in an interview with Hollywood Unlocked – but Budden has denied all the claims.
Who is Joe Budden?
Budden, 40, was born in New York City, and moved to Jersey City with his mom and brother at age 13 before heading off to boarding school in North Carolina, according to The New York Times.
He is a hip-hop star best known for his 2003 hit song Pump it up, and was formerly a member of the group Slaughterhouse.
Budden also appeared on the reality TV series Love & Hip Hop.
In 2015, he launched a podcast called I’ll Name This Podcast Later. It later became The Joe Budden Podcast.
He worked as a co-host on the daily hip-hop news show Everyday Struggle on Youtube, according to the The Times.
He now hosts his own podcast full-time, as he and co-hosts Jamil “Mal” Clay, Rory Farrell and Parks Vallely discuss topics like music, sex, and other culture.
What are the abuse allegations against Joe Budden from Tahiry Jose?
Jose alleged to Hollywood Unlocked in a recent interview that she was physically and verbally abused by Budden and only ever defended herself.
“He’s lying,” Jose said of Budden’s side of the story. She claimed he’s changed his version of events since the alleged incident occurred.
“I didn’t fight him. I was scared to death,” Jose said.
“No, I don’t walk around throwing apples or fighting a man,” she said.
Jose admitted to throwing an apple at Jose – which she admits was “wrong”, but said her intent was never to hurt her boyfriend.
When asked by Hollywood Unlocked host Jason Lee if she suffered from domestic violence from her relationship with Budden, Jose alleged he broke her ribs and nose.
“I’ve been beaten before… That relationship left me with a fractured rib, a broken nose because somebody was sending him a message… then pushed me down a flight of stairs,” Jose claimed.
She said she wanted to leave Joe and had to “talk him out of letting me go” and the situation erupted.
“I remember having a plan to leave because the reason he was so upset was because I was already leaving. Looking through my phone and s**t,” Jose claimed.
“But I had already told him give me two weeks to pack up my things, and he agreed to it, then started looking through my phone.
“Next thing you know, I got woken up by him dragging me from my ankle,” Jose claimed.
Jose said “I still fear for my safety” after her ex allegedly “hurt me bad”.
In response to Jose’s recent claims, Budden claimed that she was a “liar” in a recent episode of his podcast.
“This woman is a liar. A cancerous, toxic liar,” he claimed.
“I’m uncertain why she’s lying this way. I’m not certain if she’s mis-speaking, if she has a false recollection of things. I’m not sure what it is but she said some things that didn’t sit right with my soul.
“We were toxic. We’re talking about 24- and 25-year-old Joe, 25-year-old, 26-year-old you,” Budden said.
Budden then alleged of Jose: “You were abusive. You used to beat my a**.”
“You threw s**t, you hit me, you kicked me, you did a whole bunch of s**t that’s not normal for a man to speak out about because it makes you appear less manly.
He said the relationship with Jose was “really, really toxic.”
What did Budden’s ex Exther Baxter claim?
Budden’s ex, Esther Baxter, alleged in an interview that she was pregnant with their child – but she had a miscarriage “as a result of some actions that he decided to take.”
She claimed the couple got into an argument when Budden “went into a rage” and threw her things down the stairs.
Baxter claimed she locked herself into a room, but he broke down a door and “grabbed me by the ankles and yanked me out”.
She claimed that he choked her and “slammed me against the closet door” before throwing her on the floor, as he held her arms and sat on her stomach while she was three months pregnant.
Speaking with The Breakfast Club about Baxter’s allegations, Budden said he “hemmed her up,” but denied ever hitting her.
Budden also said his girlfriend had a high-risk pregnancy.
What happened with the lawsuit involving an ex?
Budden previously faced a lawsuit stemming from accusations that he beat and robbed an ex in August 2014.
He was alleged to have stolen an ex’s cell phone, choking her, and pushing her head, the New York Daily News reported.
In 2016, the podcast host pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct – a violation – but charges of criminal obstruction of breathing, robbery, and grand larceny were all dropped, according to the Daily News.
When the charges related to the 2014 incident were dropped, Budden expressed his gratitude.
“After 1 year and 7 months, all domestic violence/grand larceny charges against me are dismissed….. God is good,” Budden tweeted.
He added minutes later in a separate tweet: “Let this be a lesson to all….. Gotta watch these h**s… They’ll catch u up if u let’em.”
Who are his ex-girlfriends?
Jose is one of Budden’s most well-known exes.
The duo dated on and off beginning in 2005 – but have known each other for around 20 years, Jose said.
Budden also dated Actress and singer Somaya Reece.
Reece opened up about the couple’s intimate life while on the Star & Bucwild Show in 2010.
She also appeared on Love & Hip Hop.
Baxter and Budden dated from around 2010 until 2011.
Budden was most recently engaged to Love & Hip Hop star Cyn Santana.
The couple were engaged in December 2018 – but split just a few months later.
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