Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden has cleared up rumors and speculation which suggest he has officially hooked back up with former flame Tahiry Jose based on his relationship with eye-catching "Love & Hip Hop" cast member Kaylin Garcia coming to an end.
According to Budden, he is single and not interested in rushing into another serious relationship just yet.
“It didn’t definitively tell very much,” Budden said of the show’s season finale when he appeared on “RapFix Live” on Wednesday. “It ended with Tahiry and I trying to co-exist, trying to see if we can do that successfully. It didn’t end in a relationship with Tahiry.” Budden understands why many fans who saw Monday’s show on VH1 came away thinking that he and Tahiry had reunited officially — after all, they did take a trip to the Dominican Republic together and lay in bed with one another. “I would never do that. I would never jump from one relationship directly into another. Though it may have appeared that way, that’s not what happened,” he said. “I’m single and celibate,” he declared to “RapFix” host Sway Calloway. (MTV)
Last month, Tahiry also denied the Budden romance rumors.
“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”)
A few days prior, gossip of Joe and on-camera girlfriend Kaylin Garcia splitting up surfaced online.
Rumors has it that Joe Budden has officially ended his very public, Instagram-fueled, relationship with 20 year-old, gangsta-grilled banger Kaylin Garcia. From what we hear, Joe has wanted to leave Kaylin for a while now, but felt bad for her as she had little life of her own. In addition, Bossip sources confirm that the has the “Zumba instructor” has moved out of Joe’s New Jersey home and his life, also that Joe could be back to chopping down his big booty bae Tahiry! We can’t say that we are totally shocked. It seems since the new seasons of Love & Hip-Hop New York started there have been little to no freaky Instagram pics, no lovey-dovey tweets, not to mention Kaylin’s very limited camera time with Joe outside of the fight with Tahiry. We’re sure more details will emerge from this never-ending clusterfawk love triangle soon enough. Stay tuned… (Bossip)
Back in 2009, Tahiry addressed their publicized break-up after a solid 5 years together.
“I just feel like — I’m never going to speak bad about Joey,” Tahiry promised. “I love him. Five years. It was a long time. We were just growing apart. We were not in the same zip codes. I just didn’t feel like after five years we were building that foundation together. For a long time it was, ‘Joe, Joe, Tahiry, Tahiry.’ When it was beneficial, it was Joe and Tahiry. But you know after five years, you’re supposed to feel like you’re building something. I didn’t feel like we were building anything…I dated one other rapper [Ed. note–that would be Fabolous]. We’re very good friends now, contrary to belief. Very good friends. Remember after that I said, ‘Ugh! Never a rapper!’ Not because he was bad, because it was a lot. People think it’s easy. All glitz and glamour, but it’s not that easy. Then Joey came. And when he came, it wasn’t supposed to happen, but I’m glad it did. I’m not interested in dating anyone right now. But I’m not saying never say never because you know sh*t happens” (Complex)