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Fabolous Faces Felony Domestic Violence Charges After Allegedly Punching Emily B

The rapper was previously accused of threatening Emily B and members of her family, as well as violently assaulting the reality star.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

A grand jury has reportedly indicted rapper Fabolous on four felony charges stemming from instances of alleged domestic violence and threats against his longtime partner Emily B.

The 40-year-old rapper, born John David Jackson, was indicted in a New Jersey courtroom on two counts of making terroristic threats and a single count each of aggravated assault to a domestic violence victim and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, USA Today reports.

Fabolous was arrested on March 28 for allegedly punching a woman in the face several times — hard enough that she eventually lost her two front teeth — and threatening her with a pair of scissors, according to USA Today.

The rapper reportedly turned himself in to police and was released later that same day.

Fabolous’ victim has been identified as his longtime girlfriend and the mother of his children, “Love and Hip Hop” star Emily Bustamante, also known as Emily B, according to TMZ

The outlet published footage of a March confrontation in which Fabolous can apparently be seen screaming at Bustamante and her and father while brandishing what could be a knife.

The group reportedly got into an argument after the rapper learned that Bustamante’s father and brother had removed his guns from the Englewood, NJ home at the request of Bustamante, who feared for her safety, according to court documents obtained by USA Today.

The “Breathe” rapper allegedly told Bustamante and her family members that he “had a bullet for them” before leaving the premises, TMZ reported at the time.

Fabolous’ attorney, Alberto Ebanks, told TMZ that what was shown in the video was “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 said.

Bustamante reportedly told cops that prior to the driveway encounter, Fabolous had sent her threatening text messages detailing how he wanted to assault her with a baseball bat and kill her, according to court documents; however, he also wrote that he “did not want to go out like that.”

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