It was reported on May 10 that video vixen Esther Baxter had accused rapper Joe Budden of abusing her throughout their tumultuous relationship and that he’d caused the miscarriage of their unborn daughter. Now, Budden is addressing Baxter’s accusation, claiming that the video vixen’s allegations are nothing but lies.
In a phone interview with Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex, the “Pump It Up” rapper who’s known for his unabashed commentary, candidly explained that Baxter’s accusation is a lie and that he’s not a monster.
“If the subject matter were true at all, then I’d have been sitting there like anybody else saying ‘Jesus, this guy’s a monster, this guy’s the devil here on earth,’” he said. “But nah, it’ s a bunch of lies. Lies, lies, lies, lies, lies. For the record, just so we’re totally clear, I never hit Esther. Never, ever, ever, ever.”
Regarding the photos Baxter sent to Bossip documenting the alleged abuse, Budden explains that the photos are fabricated.
“These are photos that she had texted me at some point or another,” Budden said. “When she was sending them to me I was like ‘Oh, this is a bunch of nonsense. Like these are altered. There’s something not adding up with these photos.’ Like I said, common sense cures a lot of this. I’m a man, right. Even if I didn’t have any strength at all, if I woulda beat you, you’d be in the ER. Something would be broke[n], something would be hurt. It’d be a little more than your little makeup that you’re putting on your stomach and your neck and taking pictures of it. It’d be a little more than that.”
Budden also explained that the court documents that detail his arrest are unfounded and that Baxter quickly dropped the charges after his arrest.
“They put a picture up there of these court documents, and the court documents make me out to sound like a monster,” Budden said. “But all it is, is her going to the precinct saying ‘I want to file this, this is what happened,’ they write it down, and that’s it. Whatever she says goes on the paper. It doesn’t really say too much. She was in the courtroom with me holding hands, dropping the charges.”
Budden further argued that it’s unrealistic that Baxter would have returned to their relationship had he beaten her and that the topic of domestic violence is an issue that Baxter shouldn’t lie about or play around with.
What do you think of Budden’s defense of himself? Do you think he was abusive or is Baxter lying? –nicholas robinson