One of the biggest blowouts that occurred during the most recent season of Love & Hip Hop was between Raqi Thunda and Jen The Pen. The blowout ultimately ended with Raqi calling Jen a racist and Jen referring to Raqi’s promiscuous reputation. Although bitter feuds are very common and perhaps even a staple for many reality television shows, Jen made a statement the caused many viewers to question whether or not they’d heard her correctly. “I’m White honey, I’ll get it done,” Jen told Raqi in the midst of their feud. While Jen has since come forward to apologize for her statement, once words are released, it’s really hard to take them back. During a recent interview with VH1, Raqi revealed that this wasn’t the first time that Jen has said questionable things about race and made offensive allusions to White privilege. Check out some of what she had to say.
On women of color being scrutinized more than White women:
“Listen, the problem I have with her is – even in her rebuttals on Twitter– she said something like, ‘Raqi was trying to use my race to get put on’ which is basically the same thing she said, but just in different words. I would never think a white person could get a job over me in urban radio. I was trying to extend my hand, I was trying to do something different, I was trying to get two different perspectives from two totally different women, two totally different cultures. I used the statement ‘she can white my wrongs.’ What I meant by that was that White woman or just uncolored women have a luxury of saying whatever it is they wanna say, for instance, in one of the episodes she said, “Oh, you could be a hoe. I’m a hoe. We’re all hoes.” Nobody batted an eyelash, but if I said it as a woman of color then I’m hit with the stigma and I’m stoned. There’s Jenny McCarthy who now has a show on VH1 – she could stick her tongue in someone’s ear, and no one would think anything of it. Meek Mill has a song: “white girls, we don’t judge ‘em we don’t judge ‘em.” So, what I was trying to do was present the other side of the coin by bringing her to Hot 97 and I think I went around the question.”
On Jen wanting a “Black rapper” so that she could have a “Black baby:”
“I spoke to the producers about not wanting to deal with her, and not wanting to do the Hot 97 thing with her because she said things like, ‘Oh, Raqi, are you always this brown? Because I go tanning. That’s why I got with a Black rapper so I can have a Black baby.'”
On other “racist” comments allegedly made by Jen:
“Then with the Hot 97 ordeal the first thing she said to Vado when he walked in was, ‘I didn’t know who you were, but you look like a f—-g Black rugby player.’ I almost choked on my tongue. She had used the black card several times prior to dropping the white card. If you research her online she has a video with Young Berg who said he doesn’t deal with darks butts and her response to that was, ‘I can get in his pool ’cause I’m lightskin.’ She goes on to say, ‘Oh, I’m 50 Cent’s favorite White girl.’ So, she’s very entitled. I think Consequence is breeding a rough dog.”