Artists more than often use Twitter as a form of communication with each other and as a way to express their thoughts. When using Twitter to let the world know what is going on in their lives, a lot of artists sometimes say too much. Getting caught up in the fact that they are hiding behind a computer, many of them forget that what they write will most likely be saved for a long time. We’ve already seen Chris Brown’s anti-gay comments as well as threats between Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim go public for the world to read over and over. And now that the Twitter fight between rapper Joe Budden and his ex-girlfriend has gotten to the point of domestic violence reports posted online, we all ask: has it gone too far?
Joe Budden and ex-girlfriend/video model Esther Baxter took their break up a bit harder than others would have. What started out as Tweets of them poking fun at each other, soon lead to Joe releasing rap songs on the Internet claiming he caught his ex cheating. Everyone thought it was all fun and games until Esther took it too far and put their whole relationship on display.
Accusing Joe of physically abusing her throughout their relationship, Esther posted photos of her bruised and battered along with the police reports on Twitter for everyone to see. Esther also posted a video of herself explaining her side of the story. “Kicked the door down, came into the room, grabbed me by my ankles, choked me so that I couldn’t breathe, slammed me against the door…in an attempt to grab the phone from me he wrestled me, grabbed me by my wrist and sat on my stomach while I was pregnant. [..] I went to the hospital and that’s when I found out I lost my daughter,” Esther stated on the video.