Reported by Ashley Naples
Although many people in the industry refuse to acknowledge it, there is irrefutable proof that toxic lyrics in music can affect the actions of adults and children. One can simply go to any urban community in America to see the overwhelming similarities between rappers who are in mainstream media and local residents of the community. The imagery that is most often portrayed is tattoos in excess, styled dreadlocks, sagging pants, name brand apparel and accessories, and a rebellious demeanor.
Sadly, many of these people live in severe poverty without any significant cash in a savings account; however, the name brand items they wear oftentimes cost more than all of their monthly living expenses. Aside from rap music’s influence on getting its listeners to purchase brand name items that are way out of their tax bracket, it also encourages violence and misogyny. There is little-to-no regard for protecting women; in fact, fans of this mainstream music are encouraged to mistreat women and only acknowledge them for intimacy.
Sadly, Brooklyn rapper J$tash has lived up to the industry’s low standards and is now facing charges for allegedly beating his girlfriend unconscious and sending her threatening texts, cops and sources said Wednesday.
Here’s more information about the rapper’s egregious acts:
J$tash, 21, whose real name is Justin Joseph, is accused of hitting his girlfriend, Danielle Phaeton, in the face and body about 3 a.m. on Sept. 15 in the Bushwick apartment the couple has shared for about a year, cops said.
The two were arguing when Joseph allegedly began hitting Phaeton, cutting her lip and nose, giving her a black eye and injuring her head, cops said.
Joseph turned himself in to Brooklyn cops about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and is facing charges of criminal obstruction of breathing and assault, police said.
The “Nuthin’” rapper denied the allegations in a post on Instagram, writing that his ex was making “slanderous accusations” about him because he broke up with her.
His attorney, Alex Spiro, confirmed that Joseph would be arraigned Wednesday or Thursday, but had no further comment.
Phaeton, who goes by the name Danii Phae on Tumblr, blogged about the alleged abuse and included photos of her battered face. The account of the incident has since been removed from Tumblr but appears on Bossip.com.
“A person I thought and believed I could trust, whom I gave my love/time/energy to brutally punched me in my face repeatedly with his fists while I became slowly unconscious covered in blood in his Brooklyn apartment bed,” she wrote.