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Why Joe Budden And Other Folks Should Stop Hating On Meek Mill And Nicki Minaj’s Relationship

July 8th, 2015 - By Alexandra Olivier
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Serious question: How often is Black love celebrated these days? Millenials like myself are pretty much chalking up the idea of true love to rare chance, nearly as rare as getting out of student loan debt before 30. These things simply don’t happen often enough.

In a sea of #MCM, #WCW, #relationshipgoals, Love & Hip Hop dysfunction and a mountain of scholarly articles on why we aren’t getting married, Joe Budden is further contributing to our issues with his recent comments about Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj’s relationship.

I won’t lie, when these two first got together, I thought it was a complete joke. I didn’t believe it and refused to. Then I saw the heavy social media promotion on both sides – can you believe that two people involved in a relationship are both excessively claiming each other on the ‘gram? – and accepted the new hip-hop couple. As Budden’s co-host on his podcast “I’ll Name This Podcast Later” stated, they’re cute.

For the most part, many of us ladies see sappy captions, and we melt. But the Slaughterhouse MC has an issue with the way some women swooned over the way Meek Mill looked at Nicki Minaj during their performance at the 2015 BET Awards.

“Girls are fucking idiots,” he said.

Oh. I’m sorry that a Black man on stage – who isn’t President Obama looking at Michelle or Jay Z staring at Beyoncé – makes us smile. I think it’s actually refreshing. But I don’t find Budden’s critiques of their relationship anywhere near delightful. In fact, I find his reasoning for considering Meek Mill’s open display of adoration as “nasty” to be even more trippy.

“Meek’s music is too hard for me to look at him with this fucking sappy fuck shit. Be the hardcore guy that I’m sure she was attracted to at some point,” Budden said.

Ah, yes. Be hard. “Be a man.” Here we go again with that.

Sure, I blast Meek Mill when I’m feeling a little thuggish on my morning commute, but I do the same with Jay Z. Why is Meek Mill scrutinized for openly adoring Nicki Minaj when Jigga has done the same thing on countless stages and for an entire tour? Perhaps Budden knows that if he tried to criticize Jay, the vet would lyrically assassinate him on wax, and the Beygency would probably wage war across countries – he simply would not be safe.

But as far as Nicki’s “type,” how does he know what it is she is attracted to? And most importantly, why does Meek Mill’s personality have to be one-dimensional to folks? It’s typically the toughest men who are the softest on the inside. We all crave and certainly deserve love and tenderness, and there is more to people than just the persona we see on social media, through their records and when they’re with one group of people versus another. We all manage to have significant parts of ourselves that we only expose to certain people.

Joey, if you’re jealous of Meek just say you’re jealous of Meek. There is nothing “simp” or “nasty” about the way the Philly rapper salutes his girlfriend. We should stop discouraging rappers, athletes (Hey, Russell Wilson) and everyday men for that matter, from openly expressing the way they feel about the women they love. It’s not a weakness. In fact, it can be a beautiful thing when done right. As Minaj expressed via Twitter, “Why would you be bothered by another man showing love to his girl? Let’s celebrate black love.”

There aren’t enough positive relationships being celebrated or even cultivated today. And considering that Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj seem happy while Budden (and the world) has seen his own romantic life go to hell in a handbasket, he has no room to tell anybody how they should express or handle themselves in their relationship. I’m sure Tahiry and Kaylin Garcia have plenty advice for him…


Roller Coaster Record Sales: T.I. & Logic Drop, Azealia Banks & Joe Budden Have Solid Debuts

November 17th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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There have been some ups and downs on the most recent music charts.

After debuting at No. 2 at the end of October, T.I.’s newest release dropped to No. 20 last week, its third week on the charts. “Paperwork” sold 15,776 units, bringing its total count to 122,603 albums sold.

Logic’s “Under Pressure” came in at No. 72 after dropping to No. 31 the week before. Joe Budden debuted on the charts with his new album “Some Love Lost” EP at No. 55, reports Hip Hop DX. The second in a series of Love Lost releases, it sold 7,695 units.

The biggest news of the charts was Azealia Banks’ release. She debuted at  No. 30 after the surprise middle-of-the-week launch. No, it wasn’t a marketing move. Banks was having a hard time getting her new CD, “Broke With Expensive Taste,” out. In fact, it was delayed by two years. But she sold 11,165 albums without any pre-release publicity or promotion.

Her debut CD was in a long time coming. The album got caught up in a drawn-out battle with her former label Interscope and multiple management changes. Finally, in July Banks let Interscope but retained the rights to her music. By September, she had inked a partnership with Prospect Park, whose management company and label are handling the “Broke With Expensive Taste” release, with distribution through Caroline and Capitol Music Group. In the middle of all the business ruckus, Banks stayed in the news with her countless fights on Twitter.

“We thought the best way to mend fences with the world was to release the music [without advance notice],” Angelica Cob, who co-manages Banks at Prospect Park, told Billboard. “To use the traditional setup strategy didn’t make sense, because it would feel like the girl who cried wolf. We had to make the strongest statement possible, and that was the music.”

NYPD Tweets That Joe Budden Is ‘Wanted’ For Robbery, Joey Threatens To Sue

August 25th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: WENN

Last week, we told you that Joe Budden was accused of beating his girlfriend. Although he has since denied the allegations, the NYPD are on the hunt for him, or at least according to their Twitter account they are.

Joe, however, wasn’t amused by the “wanted” post and took to Twitter threatening to sue the controversial police department.

It will be interesting to see how all of this plays out.

Joe Budden Denies Beating His Girlfriend: ‘Couldn’t Be Further From The Truth’

August 22nd, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: WENN

Yesterday, we told you that Joe Budden has been accused of physically assaulting yet another girlfriend. According to reports, the “Love & Hip Hop” star brutally attacked her lover and even bashed her head into his car’s dashboard after he saw her with other men.  Joey, however, has taken to social media, mainly Twitter, to deny these allegations.

I mean we definitely are hoping that the allegations are false, but the images of the injuries that the woman claims that she sustained during the attack appear quite real.

Joe Budden’s Girlfriend Accuses Him Of Slamming Her Head Into A Dashboard

August 21st, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Joe Budden's Girlfriend Accuses Him Of Slamming Her Head Into A Dashboard


Before he ever joined the cast of “Love and Hip Hop New York,” there were reports and even pictures that Joe Budden had beaten his ex girlfriend, video vixen, Esther Baxter. He was arrested for it, even wrote a song about, claiming that he restrained her. Meanwhile, Baxter came forward saying the abuse caused her to miscarry their unborn daughter.

Today, yet another woman has come forward accusing Budden of the same thing.

According to TMZ, Budden beat his current girlfriend, slamming her head into the dashboard of a car.

A source told TMZ that when Budden saw pictures of his girlfriend  with some other men, he flipped. They said Budden found the woman in a restaurant, dragged her out to his car and then allegedly choked her before shoving her into the dashboard.

The sources claim that afterward Budden drove them to his New Jersey home where police say the beating continued.

TMZ obtained images of the woman’s injuries, which you can view here.

The police are currently investigating.

It’s one thing to be accused by one woman but two…I don’t know what happened, but it seems that Joe might have a serious problem he needs to address.

Tahiry Jose Dishes On Turning Down Joe Budden’s Marriage Proposal: ‘I Can’t Trust Him’

April 18th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: VH1

Last season of “Love & Hip Hop,” on-again, off-again lovers Tahiry Jose and Joe Budden appeared to part ways for good after Tahiry declined the rapper’s dramatic Times Square proposal. Though she briefly touched on it during the season, the vixen-turned-reality-star recently opened up to The Breakfast Club about her decision.

“I can’t trust him,” she said. “As far as the proposal, it was real, but everything Joey said about giving me that ring; that’s what Tahiry wanted. You’re going to give me a ring after you cheated because you thought that’s something I wanted? When do you give me a ring because you wanted to be with me forever?”

“We did talk for like a month or two after the proposal. But once it was about to air, he kind of started to act funny.”

Tahiry also touched on those pregnancy rumors that were floating around a few months back.

“There’s always rumors. Yeah, there was a rumor. Joey tweeted something like that. And then I was seen sipping champagne at some Time Warner event, so. I mean really, do the math. It was like hours later. I’m not ready for kids. I’m ripping and running everywhere. I mean, could you imagine me? I mean, what am I gonna do with a belly?”

“I actually have a meeting tonight. We just sit down and see what works for Tahiry, what works for VH1 and what’s going on in my life. That’s how we regroup after every season. So we’ll see. I’d definitely do another season.”

As for her beef with ex-best friend Rashida Ali:

“That’s what people do on camera—you never know what happens and how people might react. People change in front of the cameras. That caught me by surprise.”

Watch Tahiry’s full interview on the next page.

‘That Will Never Happen Again—Ever, Ever, Ever, Ever:’ Joe Budden Says Tahiry Proposal Was A One-Shot Deal

January 23rd, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: VH1

Source: VH1

During this week’s episode of “Love & Hip Hop,” we saw Tahiry Jose turn down Joe Budden’s marriage proposal. And even though Joe initially told his mom that he would not give up on his on-again, off-again girlfriend, he recently shared during an interview with Hot 97 that he will never ask for her hand in marriage again.

“No way, that will never happen again—ever, ever, ever, ever,” Joe said.

Though he didn’t received the answer he may have hope for, Joe says Tahiry’s “no” didn’t take away from the beauty of the night and the proposal.

“The answer didn’t take away from how beautiful the night was. For me, with the family there and just leading up to it, the ring and just wedding planning, like all of that was great, still.”

Joe went on to say that he doesn’t regret his decision to propose.

“It was great for a man to do,” he continued. “Like when you feel that way and you actually do it—sans the ‘no.'”

As for what he thinks of Tahiry’s reason for declining his proposal, he says that in the context of the show, he “no” made perfect sense. But as far as real life goes, her reasoning was off.

“Her answer wasn’t wrong on the show, but in real life, it was all wrong.”


Watch Joe’s interview on the next page. Do you think Tahiry was wrong for turning down his proposal?

The Importance Of Starving Negative Relationship Patterns And Feeding Positive Ones In 2014

January 2nd, 2014 - By La Truly
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Watching the mess that Ms. Joyce was making of her own daughter’s life on The Real Housewives of Atlanta AND the way in which Kandi cowered instead of putting her mother in her place makes me wonder how many of us deal or have dealt with the same type of issue. Even watching poor Tahiry cut off the ever-manipulative Joe Budden (but not really) on Love and Hip Hop New York reminds me of the fact that many of us at different points in our lives have suffered way more at the hands of meddlesome, untrustworthy, harmful relationships than we’ve ever needed to. It makes me wonder how many of us would inadvertently and purposely carry these same poor relationship patterns into the new year. In the past I have felt the sting of tears in my eyes after discovering that friends really could not be happy for me, no matter what good things came my way. I’ve endured countless talks with friends about why this man or that man I was interested in was no good for me when, in reality, some of these men were great catches. I mean GREAT. I’ve also battled with letting go of romantic relationships that clearly were dragging me down and not lifting me up.

Reflecting on my default of putting up with such toxicity in relationships has made me wonder, why did I do it? What am I trying to accomplish by allowing sisters or friends or boyfriends or my mother to infuse my life with negativity? Why do I feel I must endure it?

Loyalty? Respect? How much loyalty is a significant other showing me when they cheat or treat me unfairly? How much loyalty is a friend showing me by deciding to hate every good thing that happens in my life? How much respect is a sister or mother showing me when they meddle so terribly in my personal affairs and destroy my relationships?

Shouldn’t loyalty and respect be reciprocated? Shouldn’t I have enough respect for and loyalty to myself to check the people in my life when they are behaving negatively towards me? Loyalty to someone doesn’t mean that I silently take abuse or ill-treatment. Respect doesn’t mean that I must go along with everything someone says or does.

With the new year here, I have a new resolve to feed the positive aspects of my relationships and to starve the negative. This includes loving those who pour affection and encouragement into my life and setting specific and fortified boundaries with those who drain and exhaust me. I have accepted that this does not mean I love or appreciate any one person over another. It simply means I choose to live my best life. Living my best life is only possible when I take responsibility in and for my relationships.

I’m taking self-love and self-care into the new year with me. What doesn’t elevate, needs to be stopped. What doesn’t promote growth and happiness will not be a part of my 2014. I deserve to be as stress-free as possible. I deserve to enjoy life and to be surrounded by those who genuinely enjoy it as well. I have a say in how I’ll be treated. I have a say in how my new year will progress.  And I say, positivity over everything.

Tahiry Jose Talks Joe Budden Split And Lessons Learned From Heartbreak

December 3rd, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Love & Hip Hop fans across the nation were thrilled to learn that on-again, off-again couple Tahiry Jose and Joe Budden finally stood still long enough to admit that they loved each other and wanted to work things out. Unfortunately, their loving reunion was short lived. As millions of people watched their love unravel once again at the start of the current season, it was hard not to feel for the video-vixen-turned-actress. In an interview with Latina, the Harlem native opened up about her recent heartbreak and lessons she’s learned along the way.

“I’ve learned from all the situations I’ve gone through with Joe. It’s hard to go through heartache and pain, and in relationships it’s hard to deal with these kinds of situations, but ultimately you grow from them,” she said.

She went to discuss how her situation with Joe helped to show her what she wants and does not want out of a relationship.

“You start to really know what you want and what you’re looking for. So it’s never a mistake, it’s just a lesson learned and experience, and you need that in order to grow.”

Tahiry also expressed that she believes a lot of women watching the show can relate to her situation.

“I’m sure a lot of women can relate to my situation. I think that what I’m going through in my relationship and even dating a rapper, it’s really relatable and happens in regular life. So yeah, I want the audience to know I’m just a regular women going through regular life situations, it just so happens to be in the spotlight. And I choose to share it just because if I can help one person, it’s pretty dope.”


Should The Men Of Love And Hip Hop Be Accountable For Their Actions?

November 19th, 2013 - By Raven Carter
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From The Grio 

To take inspiration from Beyoncé‘s hit song, “If I Were a Boy” — if I were a man, I would be spitting mad about how my black maleness is being presented on the Love & Hip Hop franchises.

Seriously, week after week, and over the span of three years, six seasons and two series (with plans of expanding the franchise by two more series), we have watched black men routinely embarrass and flat out dishonor themselves by engaging in some the worse representation of black manhood to be witnessed on television.

And yet it is black men who have been the least likely to stand up and speak out against these unflattering caricatures of their collective image.

The proof speaks for itself

Think I’m exaggerating? Well, let’s take inventory of the “men” who have thus far graced the sleazy showcases of both the Love & Hip Hop New York City and Atlanta franchises. Here are their main stats:

  • Peter Gunz: Living with the mother of his two children for over 13 year; has a history of infidelity; keeps his marriage a secret while continuing a live-in relationship with the mother of his kids.
  • Lil Scrappy: A self-proclaimed mamma’s boy, with a long criminal rap sheet; did a stint in rehab for marijuana addiction in order to avoid jail time for failing to pass a drug test while out on probation; a womanizer, who regularly cheated on his fiance and mother of his son; had on-air violent fight with fellow Love & Hip Hop Atlanta cast member Stevie J.
  • Stevie J: Nicknamed “Sleaze-O” for his inability to stop his womanizing and scheming on women; cheated on his long term girlfriend and mother of his daughter with an exotic dancer, whom he ended up getting pregnant and then goading into an abortion; once used money given to him by his fiance to buy the silence of his baby’s mother; proposed to both his fiance and mother of his children at the same time, which resulted in a huge fight.
  • Consequence: Believes that “white is right,” yet even with his white woman has controlling issues to the point that he doesn’t allow his Christian white baby’s mom to attend family function of of respect to his own personal Islamic beliefs; is tight-fisted with money, but doesn’t want his partner to work; is notorious for having several on-air violent fights with fellow Love & Hip Hop NY cast member Joe Budden.
  • Joe Budden: A womanizer; was accused of domestic abuse by two of his former cast members, including current girlfriend and co-star Tahiry; a drug addict; was involved in several physical altercations including with fellow cast member Consequence.