( 4UMF NEWS ) Joe Budden Pleads Guilty:
Hip-hop star Joe Budden pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Thursday stemming from an accusation that he beat and robbed an ex-flame in Washington Heights.
Budden, 35, was allowed to plead to a violation, which is not a crime, and was simply ordered to lead a law-abiding life in exchange.
The case has been pending in Manhattan Criminal Court since his arrest in August 2014. Budden — who is known for hit “Pump It Up” — had been charged with stealing his ex-girlfriend’s cellphone, pushing her head and choking her.
He was never indicted on the original charges of robbery, grand larceny and criminal obstruction of breathing because of the deal that was reached.
Budden’s attorney, Nima Ameri, said he was happy with the resolution.
“It is akin to standing in the middle of traffic … or making an unreasonable noise in public.”
Budden also admitted to unlicensed driving for a separate incident last year.