News: UPDATE: Tahiry On Joe Budden Denying Physical Violence, "He's Not Telling The Truth" [Audio]
Friday, Feb 12, 2010 12:15PM
Despite his public denial, Tahiry Jose maintains that her ex-boyfriend/rapper Joe Budden was physically abusive during their relationship.
Claiming domestic violence did take place, Tahiry said physical altercations ultimately led to her breaking up with Budden.
"I just want you guys to know this is very, very difficult to address, discuss, even talk about and sometimes think about it," Tahiry said in a statement. "I've avoided to for months -- the fact that he's not telling the truth after rapping about it to me is just completely disgusting. I'll just let you guys know that if he had never publicly discussed our break-up, I wouldn't have neither. Let alone the fact he put his hands on me -- it's his choice to discuss it however he wants it, even if it's to the world, he's free to handle it the way he wants to handle it...The day I heard his ['Downfall'] song was the day I was having my tattoo party which is why I chose to address it the way I did...I left and will never go back because he put his hands on me...Nobody should ever allow or accept anybody to put their hands on them. So I wish it all would end..." (This Is 50)
Yesterday, Joe Budden denied being violent toward Tahiry throughout their five-year relationship.
"I don't have a tattoo of any females name on me, any females picture on me," Budden said in an interview. "No [I didn't hit her.] She got mushed, I mushed the sh*t out of her f*cking a**. And I think she was asking to get mushed. No [she didn't hit me first], because she was dead caught cheating and I was fresh off tour and I was like, 'What's up?' You're caught, you're busted. Evidence? You wanna hear some good sh*t? I really am uncomfortable talking about this sh*t, because I don't like talking about her, period...she was wildin' and I'm big on body language -- I came home and she was wildin', she drinks. She drinks every night -- she was drunk, she was wildin', we got in a big argument, I found out she was cheating after she went to sleep -- I did go to check her phone...That led to something else to something else -- where the evidence was laying on the bed next to her, clear as day. You are cheating, you are busted, it is over..." (Sirius Satellite Radio)
Last month, Budden released a song called "Downfall" which revealed his physical relationship with the model.
"Caught up in the he say, she say, blog sites/Him and her broke up, World Star, NahRight," Budden raps, "Dumb fans, they believe, everything that y'all write -- Tell me what am I to do, if I ain't have a soul a n*gga always had you/Pardon Duke, but I gotta speak candidly, with five years of blood, sweat and tears/But it was obviously a disconnect, we turned that into a disrespect/Since she been holding it inside for years, she's unhappy so the girl I wanna marry was afraid to come and tap me/So I went away ontour and you went on one of your own/While you was on the horn all day with ol' boy did you ever think what it would do to your home/What's his name, where's he live/What is it he offered, what's he got to give/I loved you so much that when I caught on to your fibs, I hit you like a man, you wore it in your ribs/I was heated, but had it strong enough to remove the infidelity and see what's underneath it/Come to find out you felt lied to and cheated, mistreated, and kept it a big secret..." ("Downfall")
Outside of her past relationship, Tahiry said she planned to take her career into the film industry last month.
"Right now, we're setting it all up, I'm looking at reality TV," Tahiry revealed to interviewer DJ Vlad. "Possibly try some acting. I just had a couple interviews and I said I'm not trying to be Halle Berry, but Rosie Perez 2010 why the f*ck not? I'm never afraid to try anything. Hosting, I did that for the Rucker -- whatever door's open, I'm walking right through them. [Me and Joe] were doing meetings [for a reality show], but we were doing it together. Now we're basically, there's a fork in the road. Yes, it was pretty close [to finalizing]. Sad but true. We got as far as sitting down and being right where we need to be." (Vlad TV)
Check out Tahiry addressing Joe Budden below: