Fabolous spoke publicly for the first time about the domestic violence incident involving longtime girlfriend and the mother of his children, Emily B on December 4. The rapper and the shoe designer were caught on tape back in March 2018 engaged in a domestic fight. Fabolous addressed the incident on the radio station Hot 97's program, Ebro in the Morning.
Fab, 42, was arrested and charged in 2018 after allegedly punching Emily, 38, in the face several times and knocking out her two front teeth. The issue was resolved through the New York native taking a plea deal.
He admitted to the radio hosts that he was uncomfortable with having his personal issues aired out in public. The "Flipmode" singer believed this hesitancy affected how he handled the situation. "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.
"We had to deal with it internally it wasn't about dealing with it publicly," he continued. "That's where I put my energy and focus into, dealing with it internally. Publicly, everybody is going to have their opinions."
The father of two then opened up about the video and said "Looking at the video is different from being inside of it."
The Brooklyn-born rapper added, "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."
Fabolous also apologized to his fans when asked what he would say to people who have trouble supporting his music despite his domestic abuse case. "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."
Emily and Fabolous share sons Jonas Jackson, 4 and Johan Jackson, 11. The couple have been together for more than a decade.