Joe Budden recently took to Instagram Live to address and clarify rumors that had been swirling on social media about him being jumped in New York City. The rumors had no clear origin but seemed to connect the alleged altercation to Budden's remarks on DJ Envy and Cesar Pina's real estate dealings.
Tony the Closer Robinson, an associate of Budden, was quick to respond to the rumors on Twitter. He assured fans that Budden was okay and criticized the eagerness of people to spread negative news. Robinson emphasized that Budden did not appear to have been in a fight and had no visible injuries.
Budden himself confirmed that while he was punched once during a night out, the incident was not as severe as the rumors suggested. He maintained that he handled the situation well and reiterated his disdain for the spread of false information online. Budden's response to the incident, downplaying its severity and criticizing the rumor mill, has added to the ongoing conversation about celebrity privacy and the reliability of internet gossip.