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Love & Hip Hop Season 5 has yet to grace our screens, and there’s already drama for one of its (possible) returning stars. TMZ reports that Joe Budden's former girlfriend claims Joe brutally attacked her — with pictures of bruises to boot! — but Joe is saying it’s nothing but a smear campaign from a bitter ex.


Sources tell TMZ and MediaTakeOut that Joe dragged his at-the-time girlfriend out of a restaurant and put her in his car, where he allegedly slammed her head into a dashboard and choked her. After the beating, sources said, Joe drove the model to his New Jersey home, where the beatings continued.

Joe, not one to take accusations lightly, tells his fans over Twitter that the story floating around is fabricated, saying, “I wonder what the check looks like when people feed MediaTakeOut these stories.” He adds that the stories, “couldn’t be further from the truth …”

Joe’s attorneys would later reach out to TMZ and tell them that the reality star is cooperating with the police investigation, so the facts, “demonstrate the truth of Mr. Budden's involvement and the real events that transpired.”

Joe, however, seems to chalk it all a bad split, tweeting, “Messy breakups are so... well... messy.” We got to say, this is certainly a messy situation. Hopefully the investigation will clear everything up.

Source: TMZ, MediaTakeOut, Joe Budden on Twitter