Slaughterhouse’s Joe Budden has stepped up to clear the air on reportedly getting smacked by fellow “Love & Hip Hop” cast member Consequence early Tuesday (March 12) afternoon.
According to Budden, Cons simply ran up on him as he was going out for a smoking break with ex-girlfriend Tahiry and took a cheap shot.
“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”)
Budden also said music network VH1 likely caught the entire altercation on tape.
“What’s funny is he ran to go tweet about it and in the tweet he said, ‘I just smacked Joe Budden. Queens. Everybody enjoy their day.’ So this is from the Hot 97 footage, when I approached him at the station over there. Yeah, so, apparently he didn’t like the backlash he received from it and this was his way of saving face, but — Tahiry was directly next to me as we were walking, she turned around and hit him. … The VH1 cameras don’t ever stop rolling. Actually, I think they’re trying to get me and him on stage to see what his issue is. I’m not going to do nothing but invite him to the bathroom.” (“The Angie Martinez Show”)
Cons initially broke the news to his Twitter followers a few hours ago.
“Just Smacked The SH*T outta @JoeBudden at the #LHHReunion Everybody have a Nice Day…. #QueensAllDay,” Cons tweeted March 12th. (Consequence’s Twitter)
Last month, tensions flared when Budden ran up on Cons during a Hot 97 radio station interview.
“He had no prior knowledge that I would be up there and I didn’t know that he’d be there. But when I saw him, you know I walked out first, but then I was like nah I have to, I have to say something to him,” Budden explained in an interview. “I just wanted to have a conversation with him, face to face about anything that him or his significant other wanted to address to me. I wasn’t there to fight or make him look a way, it wasn’t a set-up, cameras, I wasn’t there for that.” (This Is 50)
Check out Joe Budden’s interview: