Update: In a disturbing video of the altercation obtained by TMZ, Fabolous is seen threatening Emily B and her father while holding a sharp object. The clip was shot Wednesday (March 28) in the driveway of the rapper’s Engelwood, N.J., home. It shows Fabolous’ bodyguard attempting to hold the rapper back while he lunges at Emily B, and shouts profanities and threats. Screaming children can be heard in the background. Watch the clip here.
Fabolous turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday night after an alleged domestic dispute turned violent. Court documents obtained by NorthJersey.com state the Brooklyn rapper hit the mother of his two kids, Emily Bustamante, seven times in the face, which resulted in the 36-year-old losing her two front teeth. The report also says Fab later threatened the life of the victim’s father and brother.
The artist born John Jackson was booked for aggravated assault and terroristic threats before being cited and released from custody on Wednesday, according to TMZ. The alleged incident took place out in Los Angeles when Fabolous “became enraged” after finding out that Emily B was also on the West Coast via Instagram.
A police affidavit revealed texts from the 40-year-old MC threatening the former Love & Hip-Hop reality star. The messages reportedly said that Fab “wanted to hit [Emily] in the head with a baseball bat and that he would kill her but he ‘did not want to go out like that,'” according to NorthJersey.com.
Bustamante later told law enforcement that she “feared for her life” after the March 7 incident and coinciding texts. A separate altercation turned physical between Emily and the “Make Me Better” rapper sometime between March 7 and March 28, according to the report. Bustamante was allegedly punched by Jackson seven times in the face at their New Jersey home. The damage was excessive enough to the point that Emily “lost her two front teeth,” according to court documents.
Fab’s lawyer, Alberto Ebanks, responded to Billboard‘s request for comment on Thursday. “I’ve known Fab close to 20 years and believe he is incapable of engaging in the alleged conduct,” he challenged.
After the supposed altercation, Emily B had the two handguns in their Englewood, New Jersey, residence removed by her father and brother before Loso could get to the weapons. When Fabolous arrived at the scene, he quickly “left the house, but not before informing the victim, her father and her brother that he had a bullet for them,” according to NorthJersey.com’s report.
Billboard has reached out to Fabolous’ legal representation for further comment.