New York police have launched a manhunt for rapper and reality star Joe Budden, the man accused of assaulting and robbing his model ex-girlfriend in Washington Heights section of New York.
Police released a picture of “Love and Hip Hop New York” star Budden, 33, as they continued their search for the one-time Def Jam recording artist in connection with the attack earlier this week.
According to reports, Budden allegedly drove up to a restaurant near Nagle Ave. and Dyckman St. at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, grabbed his ex and forced her into his car.
As the two argued, Budden stole her cell phone and twisted her arm, officials said.
Budden then reportedly took her to his New Jersey home, where the attack allegedly continued.
His ex-girlfriend ultimately escaped and called police.
Friends of the victim told mediatakeout.com that Budden had slammed his ex-girlfriend’s head into the dashboard. The domestic beating has been compared to Chris Brown’s savage attack on megastar Rihanna in 2009.