“Love & Hip Hop” star Tahiry has come forward to add details on what really went down this week when fellow cast member Consequence attacked her ex-boyfriend Joe Budden during a break session for their reunion show taping.
Tahiry said after police separated Joe and Cons, she managed to get a quick punch on the New York rapper.
“We had a little two minute break and as Joey and I were walking out, somebody flies over my head,” Tahiry explained. “Joe was walking out, it was all unexpected. I jumped up, he jumped up, security rushes him to the other side of that room and the police forgot about [me] and right when security managed to get hands on Consequence, who was running in the opposite direction, I, you know, I reacted. It’s human nature. Well, like I said, Joey didn’t even get a chance [to defend himself] — he basically jumped on Joey’s back. I thought it was a girl — I expected that from a woman. I’m just saying [I thought it was] a woman in general, not everybody likes each other on the cast.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
She also revealed her status with Cons’ girlfriend Jen the Pen following Tuesday’s incident.
“You’re not going run around macho and think you’re going to run up on anybody like that,” Tahiry added. “At this point, [Jen the Pen] should stay in her land and I’m over here. At the end of the day, you can’t just creep up behind somebody. What man does that and not expect to get some hands put on him? It’s just retarded.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
After Budden attacked him later the same night, Cons brushed off the hits.
“Cons you pressing charges??? Absolutely Not!!!,” Cons tweeted late March 12th night.
“Actually I laughed at that sh*t!!!”
“@JoeBudden Y’all hit like b*tches #straightlikethat Actually Tahiry hit me harder n*gga. I told the Police that I don’t press charges.” (Consequence’s Twitter)
Hours prior, Joe called into New York radio station Hot 97 to provide context into what went down.
“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 Tahiry’s interview: