Slaughterhouse speaks on Joe Budden arrest [Video]

On Thursday (March 29), Slaughterhouse fans in New York were disappointed when Joe Budden was unable to perform with the group due to his pre-show arrest over a five-year-old traffic violation. Since the details of the arrest and events surrounding it were a bit murky, Joey and the entire crew sat down with Fuse TV to detail how it all went down.

“It was an unpaid ticket; bench warrant. And when there’s a bench warrant they catch you when they can catch you,” Budden explained. “And it just so happens we had a sold out show at Best Buy Theater and that’s where they decided to catch me.”

Budden said that he didn’t know about the issue, and if he had he would have taken care of it. The fact that the arrest happened so close to the New Jersey native’s hometown made it even worse, he says.

“If this woulda happened in Charlotte or somethin’, maybe I wouldn’t have been so upset,” Budden joked.

The rest of the crew remarked about how the NYPD seemed to be making a huge deal that night out of something as small an unpaid ticket, with Joell Ortiz estimating that “30-40 police officers came into the building.”

“I was like, ‘What did he do? Like, what is this about?'” Royce Da 5’9″ added, before mentioning how rude the officers were to the crew. Royce says the officers wouldn’t let any of the groupmates leave the room they were in and took everyone’s ID because they didn’t even know which one was Joe Budden.

“It’s like, yo, you’re comin’ to look for this man, at least know what he looks like,” he said.

Fortunately for the fans in attendance, the show at the Best Buy Theater was still “incredible” by Royce’s estimation; and Joey, although unhappy that he missed the show, remained positive about the situation and said they’d make it up to the fans.

“We’ll get ’em next time,” he promised.

Catch the interview in its entirety below.

[Source: HHDX via HHW]