Joe Budden Arrested

Joe Budden was arrested in Queens, New York on Tuesday for speeding and driving

with a suspended license.

Published reports

said Budden was driving a 2004 BMW on the Clearview Expressway when he was clocked

doing 76 mph in a 50 mph zone.

After providing

identification, authorities found that Budden was driving with a suspended license

and promptly arrested him. He was charged with speeding and operating an unlicensed

motor vehicle.

He paid a $300

fine and was released on his own recognizance. Budden has been at the center

of a controversy due to lyrics on an underground mixtape version of Usher’s

“Confessions.”

On the song Budden

alludes to striking a pregnant woman. The lyrics have generated outrage among

women’s activist groups and were recently the subject of intense debate

on Bill O’Reilly’s “O’Reilly Factor.

Budden recently

ended his day job at New York’s Hot 97 to finish his untitled sophomore

album.

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