They say crime doesn't pay.
Joe Budden learned the meaning of that phrase the hard way.
Cops showed up before a concert and told Joe there was a warrant out for his arrest. Later, he found out it was due to an unpaid traffic ticket.
Cops arrested Budden, took him back to the station and booked and processed him.
According to his rep, Budden has since been released from jail and has handled the matter.
We're guessing he'll be paying his tickets on time from now on.
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