Reality TV personality Joe Budden is no longer a fugitive from justice. The 33-year-old former hip hop star was wanted by the NYPD for allegedly assaulting his 25-year-old girlfriend and running off with her cell phone last weekend. Budden turned himself in to police today after pleading his case on Twitter. “Real women never call the cops,” he tweeted.
From the NY Post’s Page Six:
Budden, 33, who challenged the NYPD on Twitter to arrest him last week, showed up at the 34 precinct in Inwood at 9 a.m. with his lawyer.
The rapper continued his snarky Twitter ranting from the precinct, starting with a post “#FreeBudden.” He also changed his Twitter photo to be an image of the hashtag #FreeJoeBudden.
“I’ll be out in time for the strip club later @Bbillions @soiicy ……” he later tweeted.
The victim alleges that the musician twisted her arm and used force to take her cell phone while sitting inside of a car on Aug. 18.
Budden was at a Queens strip club last Friday night, tweeting about his wild night out when cops released his mug shot.
The next day, when he saw that the NYPD had posted his mug shot on its Twitter account, Budden lashed out.