As we initially reported earlier this month, Roc Nation rapper Jay Electronica is allegedly having an affair with British banking heiress Kate Rothschild. Over the weekend things took an even nastier turn when Jay threatened Kate's husband Ben Goldsmith via Twitter.
Rothschild and Goldsmith are two of Britain's elite. Goldsmith is the son of late billionaire financier Jimmy Goldsmith. While Rothschild is the daughter of bankerAmschel Rothschild. She inherited his fortune after he hanged himself at the Bristol Hotel in Paris in 1996.
The couple is headed for a very high profile divorce and Electronica is at the center of it. The situation reached a boiling point on Friday June 22nd when Electronica tweeted a threat to Goldsmith.
“@BJGoldsmith ben you need to stop going to the press w these bullsh*t stories don’t be a f*cking hypocrite,” Electronica tweeted to the $300 million green investor. “ill come see you. you wanna go public, ill go public and you aint gonna like it. stop acting like a b*tch.”
Jay hailing a cab for Kate after she leaves his London flat on Friday June 22
Rothschild, who is the CEO of Round Table records and manages Electronica later tweeted her followers giving her side of the story.
“I have been with my husband since I was 17 years old, my whole life from then until now has been dedicated to him and our children,” she wrote. “Our marriage went bad a few years ago and none of you have any idea what I went through along with my husband. I love my husband he is a brilliant and incredible man, we grew up together and I miss him painfully but relationships go wrond and ours did. As for Jay Electronica, who I manage and have done for a while, he saved my life in many ways and I am eternally grateful to him and home that I can repay him by helping him, as his manager and friend, to become what he is destined to be.
Both Electronica and Rothschild later deleted their tweets.
Goldsmith discovered the affair between his wife and Electronica earlier this month when he saw a series of sexually explicit texts between them on her phone. After confronting her about them she admitted to the affair. An argument ensued and Goldsmith slapped Rothschild and kicked a child's toy at her. He then left to take their kids to school. When he returned Rothschild had called the police and Goldsmith was arrested on suspicion of common assault and later released.
Electronica posted this picture on Twitter of Rothschild accompanying him on a helicopter ride to a Jay Z and Kanye West concert last month