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Ben Goldsmith twitter war with Jay Electronica over wife Kate Rothschild

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  • Ben Goldsmith split from wife Kate Rothschild after row over messages between her and rapper Jay Electronica
  • A truce appeared to be called but the row has ignited again after Electronica took to Twitter again today
  • Kate has previously said media has been given 'false and inaccurate information'

By Luke Salkeld and Paul Bentley

PUBLISHED: 14:09 EST, 22 June 2012 | UPDATED: 06:11 EST, 23 June 2012

After a very public break up played out in front of millions online, Kate and Ben Goldsmith finally called a truce on their war of words on Twitter.

But it was only so long before the rapper who came between them had his say.

As Mrs Goldsmith and Jay Electronica were photographed together for the first time yesterday, the American singer took to Twitter to finally tell the world just what he thought about the man whose wife he stole.

And it wasn’t flattering.

Jay Electronica's tweets to Ben Goldsmith

Jay Electronica's tweets to Ben Goldsmith

Electronica sent him messages on Twitter in which he referred to Mr Goldsmith as a ‘bitch’ and threatened to pay him a visit.

It is believed to be the first time the pair have communicated on the site.

After a period of quiet, Electronica reignited the feud last night, warning him to stop being ‘a f***ing hypocrite’ by telling his side of the story to the press.

Electronica sent him messages on Twitter in which he referred to Mr Goldsmith as a ‘bitch’ and threatened to pay him a visit.

It is believed to be the first time the pair have communicated on the site.

After a period of quiet, Electronica reignited the feud last night, warning him to stop being ‘a f***ing hypocrite’ by telling his side of the story to the press.

Out and about: Mrs Goldsmith hails a cab with Jay Electronica after leaving his flat in London earlier today

Out and about: Mrs Goldsmith hails a cab with Jay Electronica after leaving his flat in London earlier today

High-flyers: Jay Electronica posted a picture on Twitter of Kate Rothschild accompanying him on a helicopter ride to a Jay Z and Kanye West concert last month. Kate and her estranged husband Ben Goldsmith today confirmed they are to divorce

High-flyers: Jay Electronica posted a picture on Twitter of Kate Rothschild accompanying him on a helicopter ride to a Jay Z and Kanye West concert last month. Kate and her estranged husband Ben Goldsmith today confirmed they are to divorce

Outburst: Kate Rothschild took to twitter to attack her critics, telling them to 'get on with fixing' their own lives

Outburst: Kate Rothschild took to twitter to attack her critics, telling them to 'get on with fixing' their own lives

At 6.20pm, Electronica wrote to @BJGoldsmith: ‘ben you need to stop going to the press w these b******t stories. Dont be a f***ing hypocrite. I’ll come see you.’

Twenty minutes later, he added: ‘you wanna go public, i’ll go public and you aint gonna like it. stop acting like a bitch’.

While there appears to be no love lost between the two men, Electronica and Mrs Goldsmith looked closer than ever yesterday.

Hours before the Twitter feud reignited, Mrs Goldsmith and the rapper were pictured in public for what is believed to be the first time.

The couple were seen leaving 35-year-old Electronica’s £1.8million apartment in London and both appeared to have dressed down for the occasion.

Heading for divorce: Ben with Kate, who he has branded 'appalling' over her relationship with a rapper

The Rothschild heiress covered her head with a hoodie while Electronica was in loose fitting sweat shorts.

After strolling from the hip hop artist’s base in Knightsbridge, the pair hailed a cab at a crossroads, with Electronica returning alone on foot a few hours later.

Until they declared a truce, the Goldsmiths had played out their bitter marital row on Twitter over Mrs Goldsmith’s alleged affair with the New Orleans born rapper, whose real name is Timothy Elpadaro Thedford.

Police arrested Mr Goldsmith, 31, youngest son of late billionaire Sir James Goldsmith, at the couple’s £20million home in Kensington earlier this month on suspicion of actual bodily harm.

It reportedly followed a confrontation between the Eton-educated financier, who inherited £300million after his father’s death, and his wife over explicit texts and emails between her and Electronica.

Mr Goldsmith was released without charge after accepting a caution and later announced he was filing for divorce on the grounds of adultery.


Star: Jay Electronica, left with his ex girlfriend Erykah Badu, with whom he has a child, and performing on stage during The Big Chill Festival, last year, right, alongside Hollywood actress Lucy Liu in the band Bullitts

Row: Kate Rothschild had tweeted that hip-hop star Jay Electronica, pictured, had 'saved her life' after her husband branded her 'appalling' for her relationship with the musician

Row: Kate Rothschild had tweeted that hip-hop star Jay Electronica, pictured, had 'saved her life' after her husband branded her 'appalling' for her relationship with the musician

The incident led to a torrent of angry posts on Twitter from the couple, with Mr Goldsmith branding his wife ‘appalling’ over her alleged affair.

In response, Mrs Goldsmith, who was left £18million after the suicide of her banker father Amschel Rothschild, posted 14 extraordinary messages defending her behaviour.

In them, the mother of three claimed her ‘life had been saved’ by the rapper, whom she manages through her label Roundtable Records, and appeared to accuse her husband of cheating on her.

Electronica grew up in one of the poor ‘projects’ areas of New Orleans.

He went to an all-boys Catholic school and briefly attended college before being kicked out for what he describes as doing ‘stupid s***’.

Back at home Electronica says he ‘started sniffing coke a little bit’ and ‘sold off a little weed’.

Before he met Mrs Rothschild, he already appeared to have an obsession with the banking dynasty. In one rap he talks about how success has meant ‘brunch with the Rothschilds’.

But in another, he appears to be more critical of the dynasty and raps about ‘blasting at the Rothschilds’.

Kate Rothschild posts Instagram picture of her children on a plane to Twitter, which was then given a 'like' by Jay Electronica (see small pic bottom right)

Kate Rothschild posts Instagram picture of her children on a plane to Twitter, which was then given a 'like' by Jay Electronica (see small pic bottom right)

Kate Rothschild posts cryptic tweet about being in a 'talespin' in first message since husband blasted her over relationship with rapper

Kate Rothschild posts cryptic tweet about being in a 'talespin' in first message since husband blasted her over relationship with rapper

It provoked an ugly war of words between the couple which culminated in the tweets by Mrs Goldsmith.

In 14 messages posted in quick succession, the music producer – who calls herself Kate Rothschild on Twitter – wrote: 'Our marriage went bad a few years ago and none of you have any idea what I went through along with my husband. My husband is a brilliant and incredible man... but relationships can go wrong. This is the darkest time of my life.'

In response to a Twitter user who wrote: 'Imagine if you'd been cheated on', she replied: 'I have, several times.' By yesterday morning all the messages had been deleted.

Electronica, 35, refused to comment. But a neighbour said: 'Jay is a perfect Southern gentleman. Kate is absolutely lovely. They are a lovely couple.'

Kate Rothschild took to Twitter to defend herself in the latest move in the battle between the estranged spouses

Kate Rothschild took to Twitter to defend herself in the latest move in the battle between the estranged spouses

Backing from women: Mr Goldsmith has been deluged with messages of support on Twitter since it was revealed he had split from wife Kate

Backing from women: Mr Goldsmith has been deluged with messages of support on Twitter since it was revealed he had split from wife Kate

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