The hip-hop star was due to appear in court in the Big Apple for a hearing as part of a case stemming from an alleged assault on his ex-girlfriend, but Budden, 34, failed to show up, according to TMZ.com.

The website reports the judge overseeing the case issued a warrant for his arrest.

The incident comes just months after a judge previously chastised the star for turning up late for a hearing in December (14).