Fabolous Finally Speaks About His Domestic Violence Incident from 2018

With new music out, rapper Fabolous is finally speaking about the domestic violence charges that he faced last year, as well as the troubling video that surfaced on social media.

Fabolous and Emily B
(L-R) Fabolous and Emily B | Thaddaeus McAdams/Film Magic

Details about the domestic violence incident involving Fabolous

Fabolous made media headlines in 2018 when footage surfaced of him threatening longtime girlfriend, Emily Bustamante, better known as Emily B. The video showed him with what looked like a sharp object as he kept trying to push toward Emily B. and her family. At the time, his attorney told TMZ, “This is only an argument. There certainly is no crime being committed. If what you see in the video were a crime, we’d have to build more jails.”

He was arrested on with multiple felony domestic violence charges after allegedly punching her in the face and knocking out two of the teeth. He served no time after taking a plea deal.

Fabolous and Emily B. have two children, Jonas, who is 4, and Johan, who is 11. The couple seemingly returned back to normal, at least in the public eye, after the entire incident.

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Fabolous breaks his silence on the situation

Over a year later, Fabolous is finally speaking about the situation.

He said on Hot 97, “There’s going to be some speculations, there’s going to be ‘Oh, what really happened?’ But the clarity that I was looking for was inside more than anything. Because that’s the people that I have to deal with every day. Those are the people that I care about, that I love, that I want to make sure that they are clear on what’s going on. That’s what I really focused on. I didn’t really focus on what was going on the outside. I knew a lot was spiraling.”

He also spoke about the video footage. “From the video point, it looks crazy. I’m not trying to excuse myself, it was really more of, like, an internal thing with us going through the motion of what was happening. Our emotions and a lot of things that was building up with our relationship and our family.”

What Fabolous has to say to fans

When asked what he’d tell fans who are undecided on how they could move forward supporting him, he essentially said he owes them an apology.

“I apologize for coming across in a light that I wouldn’t want to be represented in. People make their opinions and it’s hard to, after the fact, change somebody’s opinion on seeing a video of something because people still see with their own eyes and they just make their own judgment,” he explained.

The rapper’s latest album, Summertime Shootout 3: Coldest Summer Ever, dropped on Nov. 29.