American rapper Joe Budden has been released on bail, this following his arrest in New York City in Thursday night March 29, 2012. The ‘Pump It Up’ singer had been due to perform with his group Slaughterhouse at Manhattan’s Best Buy theater but Budden had not showed.
There were reports that he had been taken into custody on an outstanding warrant. A representative for Budden has spoken out about the news revealing that he had been reprimanded for a $75 (Gbp47) unpaid parking ticket, dating back to 2007.
The rap star’s spokesperson tells Tmz.com,
”Cops showed up at a pre-concert meet-and-greet and informed Joe about a warrant out for his arrest due to an unpaid traffic ticket. The original fine was only $75… but cops still decided to arrest Joe and took him back to the station where he was booked and processed.”
According to the rep, Budden “handled the matter” and he has since been released.