Joe Budden was arrested in Queens, New York on Tuesday for speeding and driving with a suspended license.
Published reports said Budden was driving a 2004 BMW on the Clearview Expressway when he was clocked doing 76 mph in a 50 mph zone.
After providing identification, authorities found that Budden was driving with a suspended license and promptly arrested him. He was charged with speeding and operating an unlicensed motor vehicle.
He paid a $300 fine and was released on his own recognizance. Budden has been at the center of a controversy due to lyrics on an underground mixtape version of Usher’s “Confessions.”
On the song Budden alludes to striking a pregnant woman. The lyrics have generated outrage among women’s activist groups and were recently the subject of intense debate on Bill O’Reilly’s “O’Reilly Factor.
Budden recently ended his day job at New York’s Hot 97 to finish his untitled sophomore album.
Source: All Hip Hop