The woman who reportedly got hit so hard in the mouth by rapper Fabolous that her front teeth got knocked out, appeared in court in a show of support for the embattled lyricist.
Former “Love and Hip Hop New York” reality star Emily B. was front and center and standing by her “Can’t Let You Go” man — Fabolous was born John Davis Jackson in Brooklyn, New York — as he made his first court appearance emanating from charges of domestic violence and making terroristic threats to Emily B. and members of her family.
As rolling out reported previously, the tumultuous, on-again, off-again relationship made international headlines in March when Fabolous, who was in Los Angeles on a business trip, became enraged when he learned after-the-fact that Emily B. was also in Southern Cal without letting him know beforehand.
Fabolous went on a reported tirade and threatened to do serious bodily harm to Emily B. When he finally got home on the East Coast and reached Emily, Fab reportedly punched Emily multiple times in the face so hard that he knocked out two of her front teeth.
Even as she was suffering from her wounds Fab allegedly caused, Emily had the presence of mind to call her father and brother to remove the guns that were in the home she shared with Fab before he could use them, according to police affidavit.
Fabolous allegedly got home and confronted Emily, her father and brother and went looking for the previously removed firearms. Video obtained by TMZ showed Fabolous being restrained by his own bodyguards as he profanely threatened Emily B’s father and waved a sharp object at Emily, who recoiled a couple of times to avoid whatever object was in Fab’s hand.
As it stands today, Fabolous, 40, and Emily B., 37, were in Bergen County Superior Court in northeast New Jersey Thursday, according to Bossip, for an early disposition hearing. This is where defendants are able to see the prosecution team for the first time and where possible plea deals are often contemplated and negotiated.
Fab chose to waive this appearance and left immediately after. He is scheduled to return to the same court in June.
According to Bossip, Fab was casual for his appearance in court, as he was dressed in black jeans and a matching t-shirt and jacket. Emily was dressed “in jeans, a blouse, and perspex heels.” The parents to their two pre-teen sons (Emily B. also has a 19-year-old daughter, Taina) sat together in the back of the courtroom and waited for Fabolous’ name to be called by the bailiff.
When the proceedings concluded, the volatile pair left the courtroom together, stunning some observers. Others were not surprised.
Emily B., in fact, pleaded for the courts to throw out a separate domestic violence case and a restraining order involving the “Make Me Better” rapper, Fab’s attorney Brian Neary divulged to Bossip.
“There’s no restraining order on that case,” Neary said. “That was accomplished several weeks ago, and that was dismissed by Emily.”
Neary said Fab will return for a “pre-trial intervention” hearing. Fab may be able to plea as a first-time offender instead of appearing in court.
Emily B, whose full last name is Bustamante, is more than just Fabolous’ girlfriend and mother of his children. She is a shoe designer and wardrobe stylist. “It’s what I love to do, and I’ve been doing it since I was 19 years old,” she told Vibe in 2011. “I went to vocational high school in Norfolk for fashion design and I’ve been taking sewing since I was in 9th grade. My real passion is to make clothes.”
Emily B joined the cast of “Love & Hip Hop: New York” in 2011, but dipped after two seasons. “I think people have a misconception of what they saw on the show,” she told Hello Beautiful. “You know, that was over two years of filming and I’m [a] totally different person because of it.”