Slaughterhouse’s Joe Budden has stepped forward to clear his name in light of ex-girlfriend/model Esther Baxter physical abuse accusations while they were romantically involved.
Speaking to New York radio host Funkmaster Flex Monday (May 9) night, Budden denied ever laying a finger on Baxter.
“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)
Earlier in the day, Baxter said Budden’s physical attacks on her caused her to miscarry their child.
“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)
Last week, 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 Shit 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)
In early 2010, Budden’s ex-girlfriend Tahiry Jose addressed the rapper denying accusations of physical abuse while in their five-year relationship.
“I just want you guys to know this is very, very difficult to address, discuss, even talk about and sometimes think about it,” Tahiry said in a statement. “I’ve avoided to for months — the fact that he’s not telling the truth after rapping about it to me is just completely disgusting. I’ll just let you guys know that if he had never publicly discussed our break-up, I wouldn’t have neither. Let alone the fact he put his hands on me — it’s his choice to discuss it however he wants it, even if it’s to the world, he’s free to handle it the way he wants to handle it…The day I heard his [‘Downfall’] song was the day I was having my tattoo party which is why I chose to address it the way I did…I left and will never go back because he put his hands on me…Nobody should ever allow or accept anybody to put their hands on them. So I wish it all would end…” (This Is 50)
Check out Joe Budden’s interview below: