Esther returns to the front of KING magazine for their Sept/Oct edition. Issue hits newsstands July 17th, but in the excerpt below, she admits to not knowing Joe Budden prior to dating him.
Unfortunately, there’s been more focus on your recent public split with rapper Joe Budden. He does have a track record when it comes to being associated with video models. Did you know this going into your relationship?
With me, I had no idea who he was, what he did, or any of his music.
Seriously? You didn’t know about his hit record, “Pump It Up”?
No, I thought Swizz Beatz did that song.
I didn’t know anything about his past. And I judged him by who he was and who he presented himself to me.