G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks‘ ex-girlfriend, Yaris Sanchez, has stepped up to address rumors and speculation claiming she is now romantically involved with Slaughterhouse’s Joe Budden.
Despite a photo of them together, Sanchez says they are only friends.
“Me and him are just cool. The picture — me and him were in a room full of people,” she explained. “There was a picture that they cropped of me and him and another girl and they cropped it to make it look like it was just me and him. It’s not like that at all. We’re just cool. He has a lot of female friends. He only hangs with females. People are going to assume otherwise, but no. [I’m] very single.” (XXL Mag)
Speculation on their relationship landed online last week.
Joe Budden Reportedly Dating Yaris Sanchez: Joe Budden made headlines in May after releasing “Ordinary Love Pt. 3 [Closure]” airing out the dirty laundry about his relationship with video model Esther Baxter. Since then the two have gone back and forth with accusations of domestic violence, pictures of a reported miscarriage and claims that the model was unfaithful while pregnant with Budden’s child. Now with the controversy between the two dying down, Budden’s been spotted with a new chick—model Yaris Sanchez. (Hip Hop Wired)
In May, Budden broke up with video vixen Ester Baxter and denied claims he abused her.
“Well listen, if the subject matter were true at all, then I’d been sitting there like anyone else saying, ‘Well Jesus, this guy’s a monster, this guy’s the devil here on Earth,'” Budden told Funkmaster Flex. “But nah, it’s a bunch of lies. Lies, lies, lies, lies. The thing about lying is when you lie, you have to continue to lie. And now recently I don’t even know if you just saw it but she was saying earlier how she didn’t even give [gossip website] Bossip these pictures to put out, and they replied and said, ‘You definitely did give us these pictures.’ … For the record, just so we’re totally clear, I never hit Esther. Never. Never, ever, ever. I never, never, never, never, ever, ever hit her. I take that subject matter very serious. It’s not even something to joke around about…” (Hot 97)
Last year, Sanchez spoke out against Lloyd Banks following their secret break-up.
“I’m gonna be a b*tch because there was a motherf*cker. Lloyd Banks. We were together for 10 months so he smashed it. I don’t want to put it all out there but I just want to say when I was dealing with him, I was not tainted, I did not go through too many men and it was very good. And he just didn’t take advantage of that, so. He was talking all that one and only, he was talking it all up in my ear. I didn’t want a ring, I just wanted honesty. I just wanted him to keep it real. I don’t like guys that don’t keep it real. Say what it is from the start. You don’t gotta gas me, you don’t gotta sell dreams, you just gotta say what it is up front because if it’s a friendship I can respect because we’re grown. F*ck him. I said F*CK HIM. He’s the only one, because we’re talking industry guys, he was the only one that I really, really liked, the only one that I dealt with to that extreme and he broke my heart. I was not in love. After the ‘Beamer, Benz or Bentley’ video shoot, I was at home with him.” (“Star & Bucwild Show”)
Check out Yaris Sanchez speaking out on Lloyd Banks below: