“Let’s Not Forget Alicia Keys Did The Same Thing”: Erica Mena Defends Amina Buddafly’s Homewrecking

November 29, 2013  |  

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And the messiness continues.

We told you on Wednesday that Amina Buddafly sincerely believes that she’s “above” Tara Wallace and needs to be respected because she went and married Peter Gunz when everybody had their back turned. And while most of us unanimously agreed that she needed to have a seat, or better yet, several, someone is coming to her defense, and that person is her Love and Hip Hop NY co-star, Erica Mena.

When speaking to Juicy mag, Mena shared her thoughts on the love triangle that is Amina Buddafly, Tara Wallace and Peter Gunz, and said that all the shade Amina receives isn’t fair, since, in her mind, Alicia Keys “did the same thing” with Swizz Beatz while he was married to Mashonda, but no one “bashes” her for it:

“Peter needs Iyanla to save his life right now…I actually became an Amina fan when she pulled out that ID. Let’s not forget Alicia Keys did the same thing but no one bashes her. It’s not talked about because it’s all about how the story gets put out there, but it’s the same scenario. The only thing different is Alicia Keys really did know he was married.”

All this is not a surprise considering that Mena also found herself in the middle of a messy love triangle with a married man earlier this year, and no I’m not talking about Rich Dollaz. It came out that she messed around with DJ Envy, who has been married for more than 18 years to his wife Gia Casey. DJ Envy went on his radio show, Power 105.1, and admitted to the affair and said that Mena was a “bird,” and “evil,” to which she responded on Twitter with this:

#underneathItAll Truth is If I would have never found about her Envy would still be hiding her. His forced to stay but I help save his half. Men always wanna call you out your name once they in the wrong and your gone. If I’m all you call me out to be NOW What’s that make you?”

Now it makes sense why she would jump to Amina Buddafly’s defense. Either way, Amina doesn’t need anybody to back her up, she needs to divorce Peter Gunz and get her music career together–without his help. I’m just saying…


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  • Guest

    The bigger question is why are we talking about Alicia Keys? Amina is the one currently in the spotlight. She wanted to be there, better yet, she decided to get on a reality show and be messy. A lot of you are talking about Alicia Keys, but that is old news. You are falling into Amina’s plans of diverting the spotlight from her foul behavior.

    • mainstreamisoverrated

      If peter kept it in his pants, we would not be having this discussion.

  • Child_Puhleez

    Dealing with anyone not “loosed” isn’t for anyone to do & not worth it. Clearly common sense isn’t so common. smh

  • GymJunkie43

    I kind of agree, Alicia Keys was let off way to easy with what she did. Gabrielle Union too. Whether you are America’s Sweetheart or a hungry hood rat on a ghetto TV show, skank is skank. The only way, I would ever be with a married man, is if he sat me down with his wife right there and said that he wants a divorce.

    • mojo

      I agree, but the thing is Alicia, Gabrielle and the others who did it smoothly were on the downlow. Even though I don’t support that, at least they weren’t all loud about it like this situation here..seeing this just makes me sick to my stomach but they are all WRONG. Messy messy messy!

      • GymJunkie43

        Exactly. Equally wrong which is why I give Erica Mena props for calling that out.

  • Kesha

    Tara admitted to a lot of things on her Power 105 interview, one of which was when her relationship started with Peter they were f#ck buddies, scuse me “friends” and and that she knew he was in a relationship. Even met the gf before they came out as a couple. And, that if you read in between the lines, her and Peter were still “cool” now. Do i feel sorry for her – No. Alicia Keys – definitely not. Hell, Gabrielle Union – Not at all. The only exception here is Amina did not sex a married man. She flat out lied about not knowing they were in a relationship, at least Peter rachtet a$$ was not married.

  • DD

    I am glad someone has put it out there. I lose major respect for Keys because of her mess. Another one no one talks about either is Prince Charles married his mistress, but we are all ok with it. Thank GOD Princess Diana is not alive to see it. Complete kick in the face.

    • VVV

      Please do some research for you would realise that Diana was a homewrecker as well. Her death, in a weird way, preserved her reputation.

      • Child_Puhleez

        Well, she had her works that helped preserve her rep. Even though her & Dodi were hounded by the paps, she was still regarded highly for her charity.

        • VVV

          Charles also supports many charities and has been the most vocal about the dangers of gentically modified foods and seeds which have contributed to widespread suicide in India when they fail. When it comes to the environment and feeding the world, Charles has been quite vociferous but its easy for persons to forgive her for her misdeeds and slam him life.

          • Child_Puhleez

            Yes, but you’re forgetting Charles entered into his marriage with Diana with his side-piece Camilla. You’re correct in everything you’ve stated about Charles’ good works, but being a natural-born cad didn’t help Charles’ case, IJS.

  • Tanecia Nicole

    Coming from a homewrecker!

  • kimdee

    ok….moving on

  • enlightenment

    Of course a homewrecker would defend a homewrecker and then compare that homewrecker to another homewrecker. What did you expect?

  • Shut Up

    Erica needs to shut up, she slept with that Dj who was also married too, pot-kettle-black. Homewrecking is wrong no matter what.

  • candy cane

    Erica has it twisted, Alicia KNEW that Swizz was married, Peter wasn’t married to Tara. Some women nowadays make it easy for sleazes like Peter; you don’t hang around after 2 children, 13 years and NO ring. Pete may have played Tara but she played herself as well.

    • Chill

      Preach candy!

    • enlightenment

      “you don’t hang around after 2 children, 13 years and NO ring” thank you!! If only Tara had your common sense, she wouldn’t be in this mess.

    • mojo

      That’s exactly what I was saying watching this show! (it is purely entertainment) but it is crazy to see what some women put THEMSELVES through…I would’ve been gone and actually I wouldn’t have had any children without a damn ring in the first place! I think Tara thought in her head that having his children would be enough and maybe he would marry her someday, too bad things didn’t go her way (being sarcastic). lol

  • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

    The difference between Alicia and little Mrs. Butterfly, is that she waited until they were legally separated, no longer living in the same house with his wife, and Swizz was not d***ing down the both of them at the same time. Nice try Erica.

    • Chey

      Separated is not the same as divorced. The difference is that Tara and Peter weren’t actually married in the first place, they were playing house. Amina swooped in and did the same thing that Tara once did to another woman. Nice try Scandalista 🙂

      • hollyw

        Tara ceated with Peter on another woman???

        • Chey

          Yes indeed.

        • Tamika’s big sister

          Same script different cast, oncell a cheater always a cheater

      • Trisha_B

        Divorces can take months, sometimes years to be finalized. So your saying a person that is legally seperated cant see other people? If you have the intentions to go thru w/ the divorce, then move on & see other people. In the post w/ Porsha from HOATL people were praising her for moving on & her divorce isnt even final yet lol…Alicia is not to be blamed for that homes downfall, swizz has a daughter that is a few months younger than his son w/ Moshanda. Plus Moshanda was “the other woman” while he was w/ his older sons mother…the only difference between the 2 situations is Tara is blaming the right person, Peter. While everyone & Moshanda attacked alicia instead of swizz

        • Chey

          Clearly you’re off your rocker, i’m not gonna waste too much time on this one. I’ll simply state, once again, that separation is not the same as divorce. Opinion does not apply in this case. True character will be tested

          • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

            Well let me simply state that its ok to agree to disagree without insulting someone. All I know is I would hate for anyone to tell me I can not date anyone while I am going through a divorce and no longer in love with the person I married. Hence the word “divorce”. But to each is own. Your truth is not everyone else’s, Cheyster.

            • Chey

              Refer to previous comment.

      • Tamika’s big sister

        How u know!! Are u a celeb. Or friend of the family

    • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

      Swizz was probably dicking them both down & 2 or 3 others as well.

    • guest

      There is no difference. Separated doesn’t mean divorced. Why do some celebrities get passes like Alicia and others don’t. Nice try though!

      • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

        Like some said. It can take years for a divorce to be finalized. What are you supposed to do, sit around and continue to play happy house until it is? I think not. Besides, Alicia was not married to Mashonda, Swizz was. Yall so worried about Alicia instead of the person who left the home.

      • Growth

        Why is Alicia the only one getting blamed and shamed. Didn’t he have a baby with someone else BEFORE Alicia came into the picture? The home was wrecked before Alicia. Mashona just went after the bigger name. And that got her spotlight on black blogs.

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      • mojo

        I agree, just because they are separated doesn’t mean shi*. Swizz ex wife was even surprised and thought she and Alicia were friends smdh.

    • VVV

      Mashonda and Swiss were not legally separated as yet and they were working on their marriage, she also had just had a baby by him.

  • provokethought

    Being a homewrecker is NEVER cool and no one should be given a pass, no matter who is doing the “wrecking.”

    • hm

      Can’t wreck a home you are invited into. The only home wreckers are the spouses that invite the drama. Since peter wasn’t married, there was no home to be wrecked. He simply got married to the person he wanted to marry.

      • provokethought

        Define the “home” in homewrecker. He was unavailable or “pre-occupied” either way. Even if Tara did the same thing….it does not make ANY of it right. Women should exercise respect for themselves and the “other” sista.

        • mainstreamisoverrated

          Simple women. If a man steps out on you,HE WRECKED it his dang self. You little girls keep thinkin some chick can wreck a home (in some instances dudes oh my) if you want to,but you are still a dummy pointing fingers at 50 chicks because of “your” “man”. No person can wreck a home. Married or not,keep us we wee in your pants and only air out your vajay jay at home.