Fabolous Breaks His Silence on Domestic Abuse Case, Apologizes for Coming Across in That Light
In a Wednesday (Dec. 4) interview with Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning, the Brooklyn rapper spoke vaguely about the domestic abuse case he was involved with after the mother of his child accused of him of physical abuse. He says he wasn't used to having his personal issues discussed in public.
"I'm more into myself with my family and my personal life is usually handled inside, it's not usually public, with opinions, comments, family members involved—them reacting to everything," he said.
Fabolous added that he didn't focus on what people were saying on social media, instead, he dealt with his family matters internally.
"We had to deal with it internally it wasn't about dealing with it publicly," he explained. "That's where I put my energy and focus into, dealing with it internally. Publicly, everybody is going to have their opinions. There are going to be some speculations...but the clarity that I was looking for was inside more than anything. Because that's the people that I'm dealing with every day. Those are the people that I love that I want to make sure they are clear on what's going on. I didn't focus on what's going on the outside."
News of Fabolous' alleged assault on Emily B surfaced when court documents and a cell phone video of the rapper threatening her father surfaced on the web in March 2018. Fab suggests that dealing with people's reactions to the shocking video wasn't on his mind as much as resolving the actual issues.
"Looking at the video is different from being inside of it," he said. "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. It wasn't about the video or who put out the video. It was more just about us getting back to the place that we need to be."
When asked what he would say to people who have trouble supporting his music considering his public domestic abuse case, which has been resolved with Fabolous taking a plea deal, he offered only his apology.
"I apologize for coming across in the light I wouldn't want to be represented in," he said. "I don't know anything else...people make their opinions. All I can I do is apologize for being in a light that's not showing my best self."
You can watch Fabolous' interview below. Fast-forward to the 7:22 mark.
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