Joe Budden Says Domestic Abuse, Grand Larceny Charges Against Him Have Been Dismissed

Chad Griffith
Joe Budden

New Jersey rapper Joe Budden -- the Slaughterhouse MC responsible for the 2003 hit "Pump It Up" -- pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in a Manhattan criminal court on Thursday (March 3), his rep confirms to Billboard. The domestic violence charges against him were subsequently dropped.

In 2014, Budden was arrested following allegations that he attacked and robbed his ex-girlfriend in Washington Heights. He took to Twitter to express his relief:

"After 1 year and 7 months, all domestic violence/grand larceny charges against me are dismissed..... God is good," he tweeted. 

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According to the New York Daily News, Budden was charged with stealing his ex's cell phone as well as pushing her head and choking her.

The 35-year-old MC/reality star (he has appeared on VH1's Love & Hip Hop and Couples Therapy) pleaded to a violation and was ordered to lead a law-abiding life in exchange. He also admitted to unlicensed driving for an incident that occurred last year. 

"Let this be a lesson to all…..," Budden added on Twitter. "Gotta watch these hoes… They’ll catch u up if u let’em."