New York rapper Consequence has come forward to speak on what went down this week during a “Love & Hip Hop” reunion show taping and made significant accusations about rival cast member Joe Budden‘s sexuality.
According to Cons, he accidentally swiped Budden’s ex-girlfriend Tahiry during his attack on the rapper Tuesday (March 12) night.
“It boils down to respect and lack thereof,” Cons explained in an interview. “I’m from Queens, New York and we only deal with the facts. So let’s deal with the facts. The number one thing is, I don’t run from nobody. Why would I smack somebody and then run, but stay there to get jumped? I never ran from nothing. Let’s keep that clear. That’s the part he came and told you Angie is that I hit him, Tahiry snuffed me, and then I ran. Nobody ran. I’m not gonna run from Tahiry. Unfortunately, when I smacked him, from what I was told by one of the stylists or production people, when I extended, it hit Tahiry. So she reacted and she hit me. And that’s a girl hitting me. And I like Tahiry. Shout out to Tahiry. It felt good.” (“The Angie Martinez Show”)
Cons also revealed his girlfriend Jen the Pen came across Budden’s phone after being attacked on the street following the initial scuffle.
“Joe, I guess because he was so excited, he left his phone at the crime scene. The thing is, you’re going to love where this is going — I’m making sure I’ve got everything that I need to have and look what I got, Jen showed me his phone. Look, first text, it’s from Raqi Thunda. … Next call and text, from Kaylin. … Then there’s a Rita person. … Then there’s somebody named Derek. And Derek is basically saying, ‘Don’t do anything stupid. We’re hanging on by a thin thread. I will come see you after the reunion. I love you and I miss you.’ And I guess he must have told Derek ‘Hey, why don’t you come to London Wednesday?’ And then there’s emoticons of an engagement ring and a baby. Here’s what I’m saying, we live in New York. It’s 2013. … We never met anyone named Derek on any episode so I think we should make ‘Who’s Derek” a trending topic. … Ain’t no cameras Angie. And here’s the thing, –I was so disgusted I broke the phone. I just threw it, broke it. Listen, but I still got proof. I still got proof. Don’t get it twisted. I don’t lie. … I’m man enough to say I don’t know if Derek is actually a man, but I’m going to tell you this, when homeboy gets back, ‘Joey, you got some explaining to do.” (“The Angie Martinez Show”)
Earlier in the day, Tahiry provided some details on what went down this week.
“No, don’t believe the hype,” Tahiry said when asked if she and Budden are back together. “Don’t believe the hype. Like I said, you guys, don’t believe the hype but you guys should tune in Monday night at 8 on VH1. [Me and Joe blog rumors?] What else is new? Like I said, you can’t believe everything you read. [Him and Kaylin breaking up and us getting back together?] That’s something you should ask Joe about — me and Joey are not back together. I’m going to let you guys know that right now.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
After Cons went at him, Budden initially gave a breakdown of the incident.
“We’re at the reunion, we’re filming, I’ve been doing this reunion all day long and we probably won’t be done until 10 o’clock,” Budden said in an interview. “They’re breaking right now, they’re getting the next group of audience members in there. I’m in a room with security standing all outside the door. It was a break and I grabbed Tahiry because me and her be fiending to go smoke a cigarette, so we’re headed out and someone just runs up behind me and hits me in the back of the head, with their hand. I turn around because I’m thinking this is a girl that did this upset about something I said during the filming and it’s him and he’s running away now. So now he’s real far away from me. Apparently he hit me in the back of the head while I was walking away, Tahiry snuffed him and then he ran off and then eight security guards came and grabbed me off. [laughs] A spectacle happened. [Injuries?] No, no, no, not at all. I don’t have anything. … I honestly thought this was a woman doing it.” (“The Angie Martinez Show”)
Check out Consequence’s interview: