Wanted rapper Joe Budden seems to be playing a game of "catch me if you can" on social media. Budden's Twitter account has been bustling with activity and taunting statements, ever since the NYPD posted a tweet Saturday morning seeking the public's help in finding him.
The rapper, best known for his 2003 hit "Pump It Up," is accused of beating his girlfriend outside of a restaurant last Sunday. Pictures posted on TMZ last week showed bruised limbs of a woman the website said was Budden's girlfriend.
After the NYPD posted its tweet, Budden seemed to address his wanted status tweeting things like:
I’ll be in a strip club in Astoria tonight. Let the “Man hunt” know. @NYPDnews— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) August 23, 2014
Glad to see our tax payer dollars being put to good use ! Lol— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) August 23, 2014
#OnTheRunTour Day2.— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) August 24, 2014
He even posted a video of himself participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge featuring a friend who called the rapper "the fugitive" in the clip.
Budden says police raided his home last week but did not detain him. According to New York Magazine, his lawyer also released a statement saying her client is asking for "patience" as the evidence and facts unfold and that Budden has "fully cooperated with the investigation."
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