*Black gossip site Bossip is caught up in controversy surrounding a recent post that showed photos claiming to be model/actress Esther Baxter’s lifeless fetus in a toilet.
Baxter granted Bossip an exclusive video interview to explain her side of a breakup with rapper Joe Budden, who she claims beat her so bad that she suffered a miscarriage when she was 3 months along. On May 3 during a public dispute, Esther tweeted to Budden, “Documented proof speaks volumes!!! You can put out pics of me naked!! But I have pics of abuse and death!!! Try me!!”
Bossip claims that Esther personally sent them the photos. The website tweeted to Ozone Magazine EIC, Julia Beverly: “She sent it to us. That’s how she wanted to tell her side of the story.”
Esther, on the other hand, denies that she gave the photos to Bossip.
A debate is now brewing in the black blogosphere over whether Bossip’s decision to post the photos was appropriate in the first place.
Meanwhile, XXLMag.com reports today that Budden told Funkmaster Flex on Hot 97 that Baxter’s story is completely false.
“If the subject matter were true at all, then I’d have been sitting there like anybody else saying ‘Jesus, this guy’s a monster, this guy’s the devil here on earth,’” he said. “But nah, it’ s a bunch of lies. Lies, lies, lies, lies, lies. For the record, just so we’re totally clear, I never hit Esther. Never, ever, ever, ever.”
Budden also said the photos given to Bossip were fabricated.
“These are photos that she had texted me at some point or another,” Budden said. “When she was sending them to me I was like ‘Oh, this is a bunch of nonsense. Like these are altered. There’s something not adding up with these photos.’ Like I said, common sense cures a lot of this. I’m a man, right. Even if I didn’t have any strength at all, if I woulda beat you, you’d be in the ER. Something would be broke, something would be hurt. It’d be a little more than your little makeup that you’re putting on your stomach and your neck and taking pictures of it. It’d be a little more than that.”
Budden also said the court document that recorded the alleged abuse is based on lies. “They put a picture up there of these court documents, and the court documents make me out to sound like a monster,” Budden said. “But all it is, is her going to the precinct saying ‘I want to file this, this is what happened,’ they write it down, and that’s it. Whatever she says goes on the paper. It doesn’t really say too much. She was in the courtroom with me holding hands dropping the charges.”
Budden said it’s common sense that if he actually did beat Baxter, she wouldn’t have gotten back together with him after the supposed brawl. “You don’t do all the things that she says that I did and then come right back to the same man,” he said.
Budden mocked Baxter’s sit-down with Bossip, calling it a “Barbara Walter-ish interview with the dramatic ‘Full House’ theme music in the background” and dubbing Baxter a “good actress,” but said the topic of domestic abuse is no laughing matter.
“Like I said, that subject matter’s very serious,” he said. “It’s not anything to joke around about.”
Below, Budden’s dis track explaining his side of the Esther Baxter drama.