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If you’re completely disgusted by the immature behavior Peter has been exhibiting on this season of “Love & Hip Hop,” know that you’re not alone. Of course we don’t approve of his behavior either, but it’s actually Peter who recently came forward and confessed that he’s “disgusted” as well.
“I’m aware that as a black man in the black community, we are setting some bad examples on how to treat our women,” Gunz said during an interview with The Grio. ”
“One day, I went to see 12 Years A Slave at the same time Love & Hip Hop was coming on. I went to see theto get away from Love & Hip Hop because at the time I was disgusted with the way I was looking on television. After seeing the movie, I came out more depressed than watching Love & Hip Hop because I’m like ‘your people went through all of that and you go on TV and act a fool,’” he continued.
Hopefully now that Peter is aware of the way he has been acting out, he’ll take some steps towards making a change.
“It takes someone to stand up and get better. I have to be a better man if I expect my son and my nephew to be better. Some days I have my regrets. Hopefully I can come on next season and show people that I’m a better man because that’s what I’m working towards,” he added.
We hope Peter will put some action behind those words. But unfortunately, if he makes too much of a change and becomes too normal, Mona may have him replaced by the next grown boy who is willing to show his behind on national television for a little fame and notoriety. Good thing he hasn’t placed all of his eggs in the reality TV basket. He’s actually looking to venture into radio.
“One of my goals is to be a radio personality somewhere playing old-school hip-hop,” confessed the “Déjà Vu” rapper.
What do you think of Peter’s admission? Is he being sincere or just blowing hot air?
Rashidah Ali Talks Shaunie O’Neal-Produced Wedding Special And Why She’s No Longer Friends With Tahiry
In case you were disappointed by Rashidah Ali’s lack of camera time in the current season of Love & Hip Hop, you’ll get to see a lot more of her, as she recently announced that she will be collaborating with Shaunie O’Neal for a wedding special.
“Well right now I am actually currently working on a wedding special with Shaunie O’Neal executive producing it of course with the support of Mona because that’s my heart right there and you’ll be able to see him [my fiancé] there since I can’t do the wedding special by myself cause if I could I would,” Rashidah said during an interview with Bossip.
She also surprisingly revealed that her friendship with Tahiry is a done deal.
“The funny thing is that the people that you expect not to get out of line are the ones that get out of line. Tahiry and I are no longer friends and that’s not someone that you would expect to get out of line,” she continued.
Only God knows what caused a rift between the ladies and unfortunately, we may not see it play out on the show. Tahiry responded to Rashidah’s revelation during a follow-up interview with Bossip.
“I really don’t know if it’s gonna play out on the show. I really don’t know what Rashidah is talking about. She’s probably talking about it so you guys can talk about it. At the end of the day, I know what friendship means to me. I know the definition of a friendship. So I guess she’s saying that because she needs to so you guys can ask me about it because there’s nothing else going on. I’m highly disappointed. It hurts me bad, but everyone does what they want to do when they’re on TV, I guess,” Tahiry said.
“We’ve known each other for eight years—in passing—the last five. When Joey and I lived together, Rashidah was our neighbor for like a year tops [...] There was a level of respect I thought we had. It was a level of friendship that I thought we had. Friends are not friends because you see each other everyday or you connect everyday. Friends are friends because no matter what happens, it’s like y’all never left,” she continued.
It sucks that these two aren’t friends anymore.
Watch Rashida’s interview below and Tahiry’s response on the next page. Would you watch Rashidah’s wedding special?
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.”
For a few episodes, we’ve witnessed Love & Hip Hop star, Amina Buddafly, beg her boo-turned-hubby, Peter Gunz, to stay with her, knowing good and doggone well he had a family that he was trying to get home to. This quickly earned her a homewrecker title in the eyes of many of the show’s fans. But if you ask Amina, she’ll tell you that it’s impossible to be a homewrecker.
“I’m getting a lot of hate, especially on social networks. Obviously, I’m the woman who people say broke up a family, which you know,” Amina said during a recent interview with the Hot 97 Morning Show.
“There it is. At the end of the day, this is his [Peter's] mess. I’m just in it, but people call me a homewrecker. First of all, like what is it that? How do you wreck a home? A happy home cannot be wrecked that’s what I think,” she added
She went on to imply that she couldn’t have possibly wrecked Peter and Tara’s home because Peter came onto her.
“He came on to me. It was not like I was pulling him away trying to like have him with me. To be really clear with everything like in the beginning, him and I were friends. It was nothing, it was nothing like that. I was with somebody else. My ex broke with me and Peter was our mutual friend. Peter became the person that I kinda grew to like him as a person,” the former Black Buddafly singer continued.
As for the common belief that she knew Tara prior to becoming intimate with Peter, Amina says she only knew of Tara, but didn’t know her personally.
“I didn’t know her. I had met her. He didn’t introduce her to me [as his woman]. I met Tara and Peter a couple of times out together. But I also met Peter couple of times out with other women. I knew that they had a son together. I found that out later. I thought she was one of his—whatever. I didn’t know that she was ‘the one.’”
Do you think that it’s unfair for people to refer to Amina as a homewrecker?
Watch her interview on the next page.
Tara Wallace Talks Being Peter Gunz’s Friend ‘With Benefits’ While He Was In A Relationship With Someone Else
During a recent interview, Love & Hip Hop star Peter Gunz claimed that ex-girlfriend, Tara Wallace, actually assumed the side chick role while he was with another woman back when they first met. Though Tara told the Breakfast Club that initially, she was unaware of Peter’s involvement with the other woman, they still continued with their relationship after she found out. Check out some highlights from her interview.
On co-parenting with Peter:
“We are not still together, but we have two children, so that’s a bond we will always have. And we will always have to communicate because of that.”
On learning that he cheated on the show:
“The smack that you guys saw was right after the smack she[Amina] hit me with—that information was a smack. So I found that out in that moment that they were married.”
On Peter claiming she was his original side-piece:
“He said that? Well, I guess that’s part of Peter’s continuous cycle. I’m sure there’s always a triangle involved with Peter. I was dating him. I was in graduate school We were just dating for fun. We were friends. At some point we became friends with benefits. But again, I was in graduate school. I was in New York for the first time. I was just trying to have fun. I thought he was a funny guy. So we were just kind of dealing with each other.”
“He was involved with someone and I did not know. I did speak to this young lady at some point. And I was like, ‘Listen, we’re just friends. I don’t know what to tell you. No, he didn’t tell me [he was in a relationship].’ He said he was breaking up. As years progressed, this young lady moved to another state and at that moment he and I really became close. We became a couple.”
On rumors that she’s a trained actress and the love triangle is fake:
“I wish I were that talented. I am an actress. I do have an MFA. [The show] is good to use as a platform to do what I came here to do. I can probably pay off some of the student loans I have.”
On Amina Buddafly:
“You know, Amina was a person that I was encouraging him to manage. I still do think that Amina is a great songwriter. Mariah Carey should be singing these songs. Nick Cannon should be listening to this, like really promoting this girl’s music. One day I sat him down and said, ‘What’s stopping you from managing her wholeheartedly?’ And yeah…”
On laughing about the love triangle:
“I laugh because it keeps me from going home and wanting to crack him upside the head when he comes in. We don’t live together, but he’s over a lot. We have two kids. I expect him to take the kids to school in the morning and pick them up. We watched the show together yesterday and about four pairs of shoes went flying across the room.”
“When I found out Peter was married I couldn’t eat. I was just in the bed. My emotions were up and down. I mean, that’s a hard blow.”
While we feel for Tara and her situation, you know what they say, how you get ‘em is how you lose ‘em.
Turn the page to watch Tara’s interview.
As a woman, who has been cheated on, my innate response to the love triangle was to hate Peter and everything he stood for. How dare he treat Tara that way and I cursed his and Amina’s name. I was expecting the worse from him and anticipating our interview all at the same time.
When Peter arrived to the office, I was expecting an entourage, security maybe and at least a few flashy pieces of jewelry to reiterate to the world that he is famous…again. Instead Gunz, dressed humbly in a jacket and book bag walked in, telling us a story about his train ride. A high school girl had cursed him out for all the things I too wanted to scold him for. He laughed about it and greeted us all like he’s never sold a record, let alone platinum single, in his life.
Peter was surprisingly pleasant. I guess I was expecting his personality and demeanor to reflect a lying, cheating a**hole, but it didn’t. However, that didn’t change my mind–he did what he did and I was going to grill him for it.
During our 30-minute sit down, Peter revealed that his father too had multiple girlfriends and because of that, he never thought his situation was abnormal until he watched it on TV. And that’s when he stared into his lap and admitted, he needs help.
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Well, it looks like our girl K.Michelle is in the middle of some more drama. The good news, however, is that it doesn’t appear that she started it. Over the weekend, the “V.S.O.P.” singer took to Instagram and Twitter claiming that her ex-boyfriend, Knicks player J.R. Smith’s new girlfriend, Ashley, had been harassing her.
“Don’t call me confronting me about [your] man if you don’t have a job. [You] should be calling manpower fire crotch!” she tweeted
“Have a seat @isthather. I’m SINGLE. Get yo money stop harassing me!” she added.
She also reportedly tweeted Ashley’s phone number with a caption that read:
“Call a THOT.”
Judging by K’s response, we’ll assume that Ashley tried to question her about her relationship with J.R. During a recent interview with Karen Civil, the Love & Hip Hop star discussed her recent feud with her ex-boo’s new lady.
“I just feel like with the J.R. and Ashley situation, I don’t know if they’re a couple. I don’t care. I’m on the road. I’m trying to work and I pick up my phone, I just had a great night, a great Soul Train Awards Performance. I pick up my phone and it’s a girl randomly on my phone asking me about her man. If he’s your man, honey, you don’t have to call and ask me about it, okay? So obviously that’s not your man.”
K went on to advise Ashley that her guy’s private could be community property.
“He might be community pen*s. You don’t know. But I’m the wrong one to call ’cause you’re gonna get a rude awakening on the other end. Don’t call me about no mess, especially when I’m in a positive place.”
We certainly can’t blame K.Michelle for being annoyed after receiving Ashley’s call, but dang K, did you have to tweet ole’ girl’s cell phone number?
Most of us walked away after the last two episodes of Love & Hip Hop thinking the same thing: What decent man in his right mind would secretly marry his side woman? It really didn’t add up, now folks are looking for other reasons why Peter may have jumped out of the window and married Amina. While some believe that it was all done for shock value and a secure spot on the show for seasons to come, others believe it may even have been a little deeper than that. You see, the lovely folks over at All Hip Hop have been hinting that Peter married Amina to keep her in the country, as she’s actually German citizen.
A close friend of Amina claims that she has been living legally in the United States on a visa for over ten years, but as we all know, visas eventually expire. Peter has also denied these rumors.
“Yeah man, that’s the biggest rumor. Listen, I’m not going to marry somebody I don’t love. I would never get married to a person I didn’t love. And it definitely wasn’t for no green card. It was out of love. That’s not our case. If you in love with somebody, you may not necessarily want to be married, but you marry them to keep them with you. I don’t see nothing wrong with that, but it’s illegal,” Peter told The Breakfast Club.
Of course, we didn’t really expect him to confess to that anyway—even if it were true.
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
“The College Path Just Wasn’t Right for Me:” Mona Scott-Young Talks Gaining Success Without A Degree
Love & Hip Hop executive producer Mona Scott-Young is always on the move, constantly developing new shows and projects. She’s so busy, it’s pretty easy to forget that she has children and a husband at home. In a recent interview with Everything Girls Love, the media maven opened up about struggling to balance it all.
On her biggest accomplishment:
“Having my children, raising my family and being in a committed relationship.”
On balancing family and work:
“The balance of it is a juggling act everyday. It is something I’ve yet to master. I think there are just not enough hours in the day to do everything that I aspire to do in my career and spend every moment that I was love to spend with my family, so it definitely is a constant juggling act.”
On skipping college:
“I was living on my own at a very early age and needed to work to pay rent and found that the college path just wasn’t right for me. You can go out there, work hard and accomplish and achieve your dreams. I was able to strike out and find my success and find my way through life on my own.”
On separating work and personal feelings:
“It’s a very fine line to walk. It’s very easily blurred at times. I always try to maintain a certain level of professionalism in my dealings with clients, but it’s very hard to not get personally involved with them. You grow to care for these people. They become part of your family. They do become extended family to you. It is a very, very fine line to walk.”
On being perceived as “mean:”
“The people who really know me know that’s not the case. I can’t concern myself with what people who don’t know me have to say about me; because they’re coming to their conclusions from a very narrow perspective. Maybe I am mean in the pursuit of what it is that needs to be done. I try to maintain a reputation of doing good business and of being a good person to be in business with. So I hope that’s what people who are in business with me have to say. “
On young women looking to make it in media:
“I just encourage people to never give up on those dreams; to never think that they can’t do or be something. We are all born on an equal playing field. I just think that we all need to recognize that the sky is the limit. Everyday that you get up, whatever it is that you aspire to do, go for it with everything you’ve got. Really, there is nothing to stop you but yourself.”
So at this point, we’re all pretty aware that marrying the side chick is a common theme in the Love & Hip Hop franchise. Not long after the last season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta concluded, we learned that Stevie J married his side-chick-turned-main-squeeze, Joseline Hernandez. And as we all witnessed during the last two episodes of Love & Hip Hop New York, reality TV newcomer Peter Gunz is following suit. Most people are still scratching their heads and wondering why Peter would leave his apparent happy home with Tara to marry his “mistress.” During a recent interview with Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club, Peter tried his best to answer that question.
“It’s still the hardest question in the world to answer. I’m with Amina. Amina and I are married. You know what? Again, I know y’all wanna kill me out there, all the women wanna kill me out there. I’m only giving my best explanation and that’s not an excuse. It’s wrong. It was dead wrong, but Tara and I were in a real dark place. I don’t know what you’ll see on the show, but we were in a dark place and I felt like it was the end of the road for our relationship. Me and Amina were friends at first, the we started dealing with each other,” he said.
He added that he married Amina to get her to wait for him.
“Just to show Amina that, you know, ‘Wait for me. I promise,’ and she’s like ‘You lying, you lying, you still there.’ I jumped out of the window and did something I regret. Tara didn’t deserve that. “
Oh, and in case you were wondering, Peter says that he and Amina were intoxicated when they decided to get hitched.
“It was definitely one of those nights where everybody was drinking. And it was like, ‘I promise you, I love you, let’s do it.”
As for those rumors that Tara is a trained actress and this entire love triangle is being fabricated for TV purposes, Peter reassures fans that all of the messiness that they’re seeing is real.
“Tara is definitely an actor and when I got the call to do ‘Love & Hip Hop’ I said ‘Hey, you came here years ago to do TV. This might not be a bad thing for you to do.’ And in Tara’s mind it was like, ‘Yeah, then I can find out what he’s doing behind my back.’”
Watch Peter’s full interview on the next page. Thoughts?