NEW YORK (AP/PIX11) — A rap and reality television star is lashing out at police who say he’s wanted for roughing up his ex-girlfriend and stealing her cellphone.
Joe Budden directed his ire at the New York Police Department via Twitter on Saturday after it sent out his picture and asked the public for help tracking him down.
In one expletive-punctuated tweet, the 33-year-old city native says he’s going to sue. In another, he tells the NYPD’s account to alert the “Man hunt” that he’ll be at an Astoria strip club Saturday night.
Budden has been active on his Instagram account posting a photo with his dogs saying “I’m protected.”
Police say the “Love & Hip Hop” star snatched the phone and twisted his ex-girlfriend’s arm during a dispute in his car early Monday in Manhattan.
“Messy break ups are so.. Well .. Messy,” Budden tweeted on Thursday.
The Daily News reports that Budden’s rage was sparked when he saw pictures of his ex-girlfriend on Instagram with other men.
Budden didn’t immediately return an email. His latest album is “All Love Lost.”