Fabolous opens up about his domestic abuse case.
In an interview with Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning program on Wednesday (Dec. 4), the Brooklyn rapper spoke candidly about the March 2018 incident, where a combination of court documents and cell phone video from a family argument, featuring Fab threatening Emily B’s father and brother, went viral on social media. For Fabolous, this was something he was not use to — his family life being on display for the public to see.
“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 publically,” 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.”
As for the shocking cell phone video that was leaked online, Fab said that he wanted to address that situation internally as well.
“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 very 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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