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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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16.

Kris    

2007? More like 2003. God I feel old.

900 days ago
17.

bob saget    

pump it up came out in 2003...

900 days ago
18.

Eric     

That song came out in like 2003.

900 days ago
19.

Seldombinlaid    

Pay right away next time dumby

900 days ago
20.

Hassan    

lol I just say him and the rest of Slaughterhouse live in DC the day before this happened and they KILLED it. It's kind of bull**** he would get arrested for it, but it was probably a mistake on his part. He's signed to Eminem now...he's got money

900 days ago
21.

Hassan    

saw*

900 days ago
22.

Swins    

No he was arrested for failure to pay and due to a bench warrant out for his arrest.

900 days ago
23.

USArmy    

If the moron would have paid the ticket none of this would have happened.

900 days ago
24.

PM2901    

yet, George Zimmerman was never arrested and walks the streets, packin'.

900 days ago
25.

obama'saracist    

the laws dont apply to black men just ask them facts aint nothin man get real I pay it when I ready dog get out u my face for I shoot you homey

900 days ago
26.

bboy    

they arrest you for a parking ticket, they arrest you for dog fighting (if youre black)...kill an innocent young black teenager & you walk! SMH at society

900 days ago
27.

Anonymous    

"I Was ARRESTED Over a $75 Traffic Ticket"

No dumbass, you were arrested for an unpaid traffic ticket.

900 days ago
28.

Gern    

Don't want to get arrested??? Stop doing illegal things!!!! Dumbass!!!!

900 days ago
29.

Tee    

who?

900 days ago
30.

Ben    

"but cops still decided to arrest Joe"

I get a ticket for $75
I don't pay the ticket and a warrant is issued.
I get arrested.

What the hell makes YOU so different?

900 days ago
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