Video vixen Esther Baxter opens up about her life moving past ex-boyfriend/rapper Joe Budden months after their publicized break-up in the new issue of KING.
In addition to revealing her marital status, Baxter admits she was unfamiliar with Budden’s past prior to hooking up with him.
“I am a Californian. My manager has been trying to get me to move out there for about two years now. It was such a big move that I postponed it. But knowing I needed to move here I decided to go ‘head and do it,” she explains. “I’m recently…single and that was pretty much what was holding me back. Now that I’m single, I’ve decided I’m going to focus on me and my career and my child…With me, I had no idea who [Joe Budden] was, what he did, or any of his music. [‘Pump It Up?’] No, I thought Swizz Beatz did that song…I didn’t know anything about his past. And I judged him by who he was and who he presented himself to me.” (KING)
In May, Baxter came forward and accused Budden of physically abusing her.
“I had a miscarriage as a result of some actions he deciced to take,” Baxter said in an interview. “We were having an argument about inappropriate behavior on Twitter. Him being inappropriate with other women on Twitter. Basically we got into an argument and he went into a rage and started throwing my stuff down the stairs. My clothes and shoes and everything. He’s telling me to get out. I went into another room and locked the door and he didn’t like that. He came over and kicked the door down. He came into the room and grabbed me by my ankles and dragged me out of the room multiple times. And basically ended up choking me until I couldn’t breathe, slamming me up against the door. I told him that if he didn’t stop I was going to call the police. So in an attempt to grab my phone from me he threw me on the floor wrestling with me and ended up just throwing me on my back and grabbing me by my wrist and sitting on my stomach for half an hour while I was screaming that I was pregnant.” (Bossip)
Defending his image, Budden responded and denied the claims.
“Well listen, if the subject matter were true at all, then I’d been sitting there like anyone else saying, ‘Well Jesus, this guy’s a monster, this guy’s the devil here on Earth,'” Budden told Funkmaster Flex. “But nah, it’s a bunch of lies. Lies, lies, lies, lies. The thing about lying is when you lie, you have to continue to lie. And now recently I don’t even know if you just saw it but she was saying earlier how she didn’t even give [gossip website] Bossip these pictures to put out, and they replied and said, ‘You definitely did give us these pictures.’ … For the record, just so we’re totally clear, I never hit Esther. Never. Never, ever, ever. I never, never, never, never, ever, ever hit her. I take that subject matter very serious. It’s not even something to joke around about…” (Hot 97)
Budden officially announced their break-up in May.
Budden announced his separation from Baxter by releasing a song called “Ordinary Love Sh*t Part III.” Slaughterhouse general Joe Budden returns with the third and final part of his no holds barred “Ordinary Love Sh*t” series. For “Ordinary Love Sh*t Pt.3 (Closure)” the rapper reaches down deep and reveals very personal details of his past relationship with Esther Baxter (even mentioning his other ex girlfriend Tahiry) over the instrumental for Odd Future‘s R&B star in the making Frank Ocean‘s “Novacane” from the singer’s street album Nostalgia, ULTRA. Very Deep! (Soul Culture UK)
Check out Joe Budden speaking on Esther Baxter below: