Rapper Joe Budden Accused Of Beating Ex-Girlfriend

8-22-2014 1-35-55 PM

Before Joe Budden joined the cast of Love and Hip Hop New York, alleged reports claimed that the rapper brutally beat up ex-girlfriend Esther Baxter years ago, leading to the miscarriage of their unborn daughter.

In addition to displaying his apparent substance abuse problem through the lens of VH1’s LHHNY, Budden’s current girlfriend came forward with photos to accompany the same accusation.

According to the New York Daily News, the rapper allegedly found his (now ex) girlfriend at a restaurant, dragged her to his car and choked her before slamming her head into his dashboard after he saw Instagram photos of her clubbing with other men.

Reports claim that the New Jersey rapper then drove to his home, where he continued to beat the woman. The ex managed to escape and contact the police, but was still badly bruised.

Police are still investigating, but it seems like Budden has a serious problem that needs to be addressed. What do you think?

(Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Vh1)