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Rapper Joe Budden

I Was ARRESTED Over

a $75 Traffic Ticket

3/30/2012 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Rapper Joe Budden -- the guy behind the 2003 hit "Pump It Up" -- was arrested just hours before a concert in NYC yesterday ... and according to Budden ... it was all over a $75 parking ticket.

A rep for Budden tells TMZ ... cops showed up at a pre-concert meet-and-greet and informed Joe about a warrant out for his arrest due to an unpaid traffic ticket.

Budden's rep says ... the original fine was only $75 ... but cops still decided to arrest Joe and took him back to the station where he was booked and processed.

According to the rep, Budden has since been released from jail and insists Joe has "handled the matter."

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1.

MP    

If he had paid it in the beginning the NYPD wouldn't have had to drag his butt to jail.

887 days ago
2.

Mike    

You were doing 55 in a 54

I know Harvey doesn't want to hear this but Law is a Business. No wonder African Americans hate law enforcement.

887 days ago
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patty    

can you get arrested in nyc for a parking ticket?? you can't in cali, most you can get is the boot then a tow - sounds a little sketchy to me

887 days ago
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DJ    

Come on TMZ...this guy is part of Slaughterhouse....biggest up and coming group in the game

887 days ago
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Stiletto    

Guy probably gave the cops some of his wannabe gangbanger attitude and they arrested him to teach him a lesson.

887 days ago
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ChinLee3    

If you let it go forever, the system generates a warrant, even if you're not a famous rapper. You're not that special.

887 days ago
7.

Rocco    

Hey Dummy, maybe just pay the thing next time. DOH !

887 days ago
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Carl    

They don't go out of their way to arrest someone over a parking ticket that is a few days overdue. Either this ticket is WAY, WAY overdue, or there is more to it than he admits.

887 days ago
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LiveOutLoud    

2007? Uh no, more like 2003 was when Pump It Up was a hit. TMZ is trying to make him more relevant than he is.

887 days ago
10.

pimpc    

Who???

887 days ago
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UNLEVINED HARVEY    

good for the cred, yo

887 days ago
12.

Chris    

Pump it up came out in like 2002/2003.... nice fact checking

887 days ago
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cmon    

try 2003 hit pump it up not 2007

887 days ago
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Corey L    

almost pretty sure Pump It up came out round 2002 2003.....come on TMZ get it together.

887 days ago
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theRealCOB    

"The guy behind the 2007 hit Pump It Up" ????? You can tell TMZ isn't big into hop hop.... how about member of the Shady Records Slaughterhouse super rap group!

887 days ago
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