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Joe Budden’s Ex Tahiry Proves She’s Barely Aged In Throwback Pic W/ Her Sister: “Bucket Low”

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“Love & Hip Hop” star Tahiry José is going flashback mode these days. The popular entertainer went online this week to share a glimpse into her past with a rare throwback shot.

Tahiry x FBF

Heading into the weekend, Tahiry Jose blew fans away with a must-see pic of herself alongside her sister. The Instagram post secured thousands of likes including a salute from A$AP Mob’s A$AP Ferg.

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#FBF@thereallexiejose & yours truly 🤣 #bucketlow 💣” -Tahiry’s Instagram

Tahiry Jose shared a throwback pic which included her sister Lexie

Vintage Memory

In mid-April 2020, Tahiry went to her social media pages with some steamy content. One pic featured her holding onto a coconut in Cancun, Mexico.

“I THINK MY SOULMATE MIGHT BE COCONUTS! 🙃😌🤣 #backwheniwasonvacation LINK IN MY BIO #cancunmexico #teamtahiry #igotme #afrolatina” -Tahiry’s Instagram

“I can’t wait! 💙 LINK IN MY BIO 😉

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I can’t wait! 💙 LINK IN MY BIO 😉

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Wait, There’s More

Recently, Tahiry went online with a solo shot of herself. In the pic, she’s staring out of a window looking nothing less than thick-thick.

“Leveling up takes isolation, separation & extreme focus!
Now’s the time!!! LINK IN MY BIO” -Tahiry’s Instagram

Tahiry’s thickness gives us some food for thought

Before You Go

Tahiry recently made heads explode courtesy of a throwback swimsuit pic. In the IG post, she is shown chilling in a pool and plugging her upcoming birthday plans.

Tahiry makes us miss our vacations

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Tahiry José: 10 Pics Of Joe Budden’s Ex + Love & Hip Hop Star For Woman Crush Wednesday

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“Love & Hip Hop” star Tahiry José is keeping everyone motivated during quarantine from sharing workout clips to going to her Instagram Live to connect with fans. The curvy vixen is known for juggling thirst traps and healthy lifestyle goals on a daily basis.

Big Facts

In celebration of Woman Crush Wednesday, here’s 10 pics of retired rapper Joe Budden‘s former flame, Tahiry José. If you’re looking to get your body right-right from home, the Human Trainer has a variety of fitness accessories and e-books for your quarantine workout. Click here to check out their full line-up. Check out the 10 pics of Tahiry José below.

“Soon come!!!” -Tahiry’s Instagram

Our Woman Crush Wednesday takes a quick shower on the beack
Tahiry effortlessly shows off that cake
Tahiry dishes out advice during quarantine
Throwback to Tahiry’s graduation

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What a fucking year this week has been. 🙈

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Recently, Tahiry went online with a solo shot of herself. In the pic, she’s staring out of a window looking nothing less than thick-thick.

“Leveling up takes isolation, separation & extreme focus!
Now’s the time!!! LINK IN MY BIO” -Tahiry’s Instagram

Tahiry’s thickness gives us some food for thought

Wait, There’s More

Tahiry recently made heads explode courtesy of a throwback swimsuit pic. In the IG post, she is shown chilling in a pool and plugging her upcoming birthday plans.

Before You Go

In January 2020, Tahiry delivered a look into her daily workout goals. José shared a clip of herself working up a sweat on a step machine.

“IT’s CARDIO TIME #teamtahiry getting a late start today but i didn’t let that stop me!!! What’s your excuse?” – Tahiry’s Instagram

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Adult Film Legend Jada Fire Shoots Shot at Drake on Joe Budden’s Live

Jada Fire gets active on IG Live.

Joe Budden’s Instagram Live was certainly active on Sunday night. Live has been the source of entertainment during Coronavirus Quarantine Season. A number of known figures linked with the State of The Culture host on his IG Live. Once Drake hopped in the comments, everyone hopped Budden was joined by adult film star, Jada Fire.

It started in the comments. Jada came in confessing to having slid in Drake’s DMs once or twice. After seeing the comments, music’s King of reminiscing began to flirt back.

“Jada Fire I used to get so crazy to you off dial-up,” commented Drizzy. “Jada and Cherokee def still in my top searches on the thickest apple laptop I have in storage.”

Joe then called the 6 God a “different type of ni**a” following his comments. After a number of unanswered live requests, Jada hopped on Live with Budden. Drake has been known for his comedic trolls on IG Live this situation was no different.

“Jada you look like you still in G Unit and I mean that in the best way possible,” jokingly said by Drake.

Joe then backed out of the live leaving Drake and Jada to continue their convo in the comments.

Peep the conversations below.

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Expect a Drake ‘Pull Up’ With Joe Budden in 2020

Joe Budden took to Instagram Live last night and was unexpectedly joined by Drake. The two have had their own beef in the past, with Joe dropping some diss tracks towards the OVO honcho. Based on last night’s live, that is all squashed. It all began with Drake’s friendly troll in Joe’s comments.

“Joe move a girl into his crib after a decent sleepover,” wrote Drake.

Joe fired back with troll efforts of his own by mentioning Drake’s lack of trust for women in his 2011 track, “Lord Knows.”

“You stole out a girl’s purse when she went to the bathroom in the first two bars of one of the hardest rap songs you’ve ever made, said Joe while laughing hysterically.

Joe then questions which compartment with Drizzy responding with “the side zipper. After a back and forth, Drake finally hops on Live.

According to Joe, he has hung out with other OVO contemporaries, except for the “When To Stay When” rapper.

“You’re the only one that, like, avoids me for some strange reason,” said Joe.

“Never avoid you,” responded Drake. “I just don’t see you. We’re never in the same place.”

“Cause I’m too broke?” asked Joe.

“I didn’t want to say it,” Drake responded while laughing.

Joe then asks when will he get his exclusive sit down the 6 God, especially after his Christmas interview with Elliot Wilson and B.Dot of Rap Radar. The “Nonstop” rapper promises to do so “when the album is ready.”

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Watch: Joe Budden/Jay Electronica Clash, Nicki Minaj Crushes Her Female Rap Competition, DJ Akademiks Airs Out Joe Budden

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The rap news cycle never ends. Today, online personality Jonny Fastlane focuses on Joe Budden and Jay Electronica clashing, Nicki Minaj‘s net worth putting her atop female rap competition and DJ Akademiks going off on Joe Budden. Let’s talk hip-hop!

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Just Blaze Says Joe Budden’s Hit ‘Pump It Up’ Was At First a Masturbation Anthem

Well, it will be intriguing to hear Rory, Mal and Parks give Joe Budden hell about this development. Apparently, Joe’s hit record “Pump It Up” was about masturbation. Yup, self-love at its most intimate moment. Don’t believe it? Ask producer Just Blaze who delivered the beat for it.

Just was a guest on Sole Collector where he drops this tidbit: “You know the original version of ‘Pump It Up’ was about masturbation?”

Well, ok Just. Tell us more. “You know how in the second verse he’s like, ‘My jump off doesn’t care if I go out so much.’ It originally was, ‘My hand doesn’t worry if I go out so much.”

The next Joe Budden Podcast hits Spotify on Saturday. Hopefully, this is one of the topics.

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A Breakdown of Big Sean’s ‘Pull Up’ Interview W/ Joe Budden

Big Sean sat down with Joe Budden for a 2-hour interview on the new season of Joe Budden’s Pull Up show on YouTube. Big Sean has been away for some time but came back to drop an abundance of gems.

The “Sacrifices” rapper recently announced that he’ll be performing at Coachella this year and is prepping his 5th album around that date.

Big Sean was overworked and not enjoying life

“I just didn’t feel like myself. When you do something whether its music whether you’re a publicist… whatever the case is… I realized that I didn’t have the same passion that I did when I was 11. I was thinking it was the passion for music but when I would go in there and focus on the music I would realize that I still had the passion for that I just didn’t have the passion for life anymore because I wasn’t taking the time out to enjoy myself. I wasn’t taking the time out to live.”

Big Sean has always bragged about his work ethic as a rapper. To quote “Final Hour” from Finally Famous 3, Sean raps, “Sometimes I feel I’m working just to work harder, and then work harder than who works the hardest. Man the life of a workaholic. You’re either on your work or just working on it.” Well, it seems that mentality has become taxing on the 31-year-old.

“What really matters is the things that you can’t necessarily buy.”

Big Sean tells Joe about when he turned 30 years old and bought a new house that as a child was everything he wanted. Yet, around the time he moved in it was the “worst he’s ever felt,” because material possessions didn’t do for him what he thought they would.

The Dark Sky Paradise rapper also recalls his first Jesus piece that Kanye West bought him and although he cherished the jewelry, it didn’t matter as much as he thought it would.

Big Sean bought a gun.

Sean claims the gun was not necessary to cause harm to himself or anyone else, but simply for protection because “people are crazy.” He does note however that when he was feeling down it felt like the worst time to have a gun in the house.

“If it wasn’t for Tidal paying for the video for Twenty88 we would’ve had to pay for it ourselves out of pocket.”

Big Sean talks about how he and Jhene Aiko linked up for their joint project Twenty88 and how the labels didn’t back the project despite the chemistry and already popular songs they had together. Tidal essentially provided the backing for the project so that Sean and Aiko wouldn’t pay for it themselves.

Artists have consistently praised the Jay-Z owned streaming service for its commitment to the culture. Prior to his passing, Nipsey Hussle posted on Instagram the number of money artists make per stream on the various platforms with Tidal being the highest paying streaming service.

Big Sean Recalls his last conversation with Nipsey Hussle and hearing the Kobe Bryant news.

“I remember the last conversation I had with Nipsey… it was the day before the Grammys… and I was like don’t even trip if you don’t get this Grammy you’re just getting started… you bout to be right back.” Nipsey Hussle didn’t live to see that Grammy after being gunned down a month later. “Sometimes you can plan for the future but you’ve got to just live in the moment,” Sean says.

“It felt like a nightmare,” the Detroit native says about hearing the news of Kobe’s passing. Big Sean tells Joe that he was just with Kobe Bryant on New Year’s Eve at Jay-Z and Beyonce’s house… “It just had the whole world at a standstill. It also taught me that… literally waking up that day felt like a blessing… we got our own little issues our own little situations… things that are so microscopic when it comes to the subject of a death.”

Later in the interview, Sean talks about arguments he had with his mother and periods of time that he hadn’t spoken to his brother where he’s grateful nothing happened to them during that time otherwise he would’ve been “crushed” on how he left things.

“[Dark Sky Paradise] was a moment in my career where I felt like I had a lot to prove.”

DSP was Big Sean’s third studio album released in 2015. The album featured some of Sean’s biggest songs to date like “Blessings” “IDFWU” and “Play No Games.”

Sean has always had bars, but his first two albums on G.O.O.D. Music didn’t connect like Dark Sky did although Sean did earn praise from his peers in the industry prior to the third album’s release. Big Sean claims that he had more to prove to himself more than the haters.

Big Sean details how he linked with Chris Brown to make his first single “My Last”

Sean’s early days with G.O.O.D. Music were difficult and he had to fight for everything he got from Kanye’s label. Super producer No I.D. had even told Sean that he’s going to need a hit record if he wanted his debut LP to be something.

Fortunately for Sean, during a New York City show, Chris Brown popped out and told a young Big Sean that he wanted to work. The two would later link up in Miami to do a few records together including Sean’s first single “My Last.”

There were 10 artists who recorded a verse for “Clique” from the Cruel Summer album.

While telling Joe how Kanye made an impact on his life, he notes that Kanye gave him his first record with Jay-Z in the form of “Clique.” The hit record originally had 10 different voices on it and by process of elimination Jay and Ye decided that Sean’s verse was the hottest and they kept his verse of everyone else’s.

“That’s the impact I want to make. I want to give somebody else those opportunities,” Sean says in the interview.

“One of the people that I felt it was important to connect with after Nipsey died was [Kendrick Lamar]”

“When this whole Big Sean Kendrick beef was going on, I wish it was something I spoke up about because it was nothing.” Big Sean mentions that he and Kendrick were close having kicked it at Sean’s house, did charity events together and Kendrick even invited Sean to his mom’s home in Compton.

“I should’ve just came out and said not this ain’t it.” Sean said about ending beef rumors when they started. Big Sean says that he spoke to Kendrick after Nipsey passed and everything was good between them.

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Joe Budden Responds To Eminem’s Latest Disses

On Friday morning, Eminem surprise-released a new album. His third LP since October of 2017 features an exciting guest list of MCs as well some ongoing jabs at rivals, including MGK, Brand Nubian’s Lord Jamar, and Joe Budden. This weekend, Budden responded to Music To Be Murdered By lyrics on episode #314 of his Joe Budden Podcast With Rory & Mal. At 20:00, Joe Budden, Rory, Mal, and Parks listened in on the Dr. Dre co-produced “Premonition” intro to Eminem’s 2020 LP. While Joe’s criticism of 2017’s Revival rollout became kindling in a fiery beef for the next year, the Slaughterhouse co-founder praised the new material. “I’ll tell ya one thing, buddy: that’s how you start a project,” Joe reacts. Minutes later, Budden continues, “People are gonna replay this album. This is the best we’ve heard him in a while—the best album we’ve heard from him [in a while].” Joe adds that he does not consider 2018’s Kamikaze to be a cohesive album as much as a response to critics. Eminem Has Just Dropped An Album Featuring Black Thought & Royce 5’9. Listen Here. However, Joe is alluded to on Music To Be Murdered By. At 47:00, Joe Budden waves off one diss on “I Will,” which features Royce 5’9, Kxng Crooked, and Joell Ortiz. Although not credited as a Slaughterhouse song, it marks the second appearance of the three active members of the group since 2018. Budden insists that while many listeners thought the song was going at Joe, he disagrees. “The Em line in that song, when he was tearing Lord Jamar’s ass up on old group flips, that led to ‘Your group is off the chain, but you’re the weakest link.‘ In a song featuring [members of] Slaughterhouse, I could see how that looked like it was about Joe. Joe says it was not. That’s about Lord Jamar, obviously, if you listen to the eight bars coming before it. You [listeners can] get your panties out the bunch.” On “Lock It Up,” which features Anderson .Paak, Eminem raps, “Try’na save at Kroger, so why would I give a f**k about back-stabbin’ Trader Joe for?” At 50:00, Budden reacts to the lyric which implies he is a traitor during some supermarket wordplay. “Trader Joe. That’s hurtful. [Laughs] That’s not right! [Laughing] That’s offensive, man. Trader Joe? I’m Joe. [Laughs] You’re telling me Joe is a traitor?” Budden and his co-hosts laugh at the lyric.

Joe Budden Flips Out On Eminem. He Says He’s Been Better Than Em For A Decade (Video) Two minutes later, at 52:00, Joe speaks more about his current status with Eminem. “The same way I feel like [Eminem] should stop dissing Lord Jamar, he should stop dissin’ me. [Laughs] Hey, whatever we had—that exchange when you did all the [multi-day interview segments with Sway Calloway], and whenever I said whatever I said on the pod’, it a moment in time. We had our exchange. It’s over. In 2020, I can’t harbor negativity not only towards one of the best rappers, but somebody I’m not angry at. That’s what I gotta stop doin’. I don’t be mad at the people I come in and kill. There’s no hostility after that.” “That’s why ‘Trader Joe‘ is hurtful a lil’ bit. Last week I was gonna come in here and play that [Kxng Crooked] record [‘I Luv Y’all’] where he said my name on a record.” The co-hosts say they were unaware of the song or the lyric from this month’s song, which pays homage to Above The Law’s “Black Superman.” “I know you didn’t [hear it], but he said my name on a record. I asked him. I tweeted him, ‘Why didn’t you ever say my name on a record when I was active?'” Budden says that his former band-mate suggests the energy has been different since the group disbanded. The podcast team say they love Crooked I. Joe agrees, adding, “You sensitive, but we love you.” Joe insists that he is at peace with everybody, including Kxng Crooked and Eminem. “I don’t have a problem with anybody.” The host continues, “Everybody has to do what’s best for them. Everybody has to move in a way that they see fit. So when it comes to [it], the word ‘traitor’ is just a little misleading. I have no beef with Em’; I have no problem with Em’. I’ve only ever had but so many conversations with Em’. I’ve been very consistent in my message though: the only problem or issue that I had was in how our business was set up. The end. Does that make me a bad guy? For having a different perspective for how the business should go or how we should be treated, or how we should be handled—especially when it’s our sh*t? Like, I know now, ownership is cool and all. But some of us were fighting for it then. I don’t think that should make me a traitor.” Joe Budden Says He Encouraged Slaughterhouse To Replace Him (Video) Parks the brings up Joe’s disparaging remarks about Eminem’s singles in 2017 while serving as a co-host on Everyday Struggle. “That’s surface. The deeper issue is I say ‘F*ck Paul [Rosenberg].’ And, f*ck Paul. I stand by ‘f*ck Paul’ only because of how loyal I am to Royce [5’9].” Joe is referring to Eminem’s longtime manager and business partner, Paul Rosenberg. “If you’re asking Joe Budden, I’m gonna always feel like Royce should be in a different position because of his alliance over there.” Mal says that he agrees with Budden. Joe continues, “I think that’s a Paul issue.” He re-states, “Why is Joe a traitor for doing what’s best for Joe?…My only beef with Em’ on the business relationship was his inability to adapt with the times and to separate brands. The end. There’s no ongoing [beef]. That’s it.” Before closing the subject, Eminem confronts a notion that he is purely money-motivated. “Then I seen some people on Twitter—[Slaughterhouse orchestrator and veteran rapper] Nino Bless was one of ’em, saying, ‘Let’s start calling Joe’s retirement what it is; he retired to chase money.’ Not fair. I don’t think that’s a fair assessment of Joe’s retirement! I was rappin’, chasin’ money too. [Laughs] I just didn’t get it; it didn’t work. When I stopped rapping, there wasn’t a dime coming from podcasting. We had no idea [that] podcasting was even about to balloon the way it was. So don’t say ‘Joe’s chasing money’ ’cause it worked. It’s not right, man.” Kxng Crooked Is Brutally Honest About The Breakup Of Slaughterhouse (Video) From there, the Saturday episode moves to other topics.

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Joe Budden Supports Gender Equity, Salutes Harlem Small Business, Harlem Cutz, for Paying Female Rapper Twice as Much as Her Male Counterparts

It probably because he is a Virgo.

Whatever it is, Joe Budden started the new year off with Math Hoffa, Ms. Fit and Knowledge tha God on their hit YouTube talk show, My Expert Opinion. And while on the show, he makes a stand for gender equity in a firm way.

Each episode, the lead host Math Hoffa introduces the squad and shouts out the venue where the show is filmed. A new show and a small business seems to be a perfect space for collaboration, particularly because of reach behind the talent associated with the show.

Hoffa, a noted battle rapper who has pioneered in leagues such as Fight Klub, URL, RBE, and KOTD, has accumulated according to metrics gathering site Versetracker almost 27M in views in his 44 battle history.

His co-host Ms. Fit, a female battle rapper from the Murda Ave crew has only battled 10 times in her 10-year career and brings to the table a little over 4M. Knowledge rounds out the social equity that could translate into real promotional dollars for a small business with 118K subscribers on YouTube, a strong website and even stronger social media following.

It also helps that they pull in celebrity guests like Method Man and this week’s Joe Budden to the show to talk their sh*t, always creating viral-worthy moments.

At the beginning of the show, Math introduces everyone stating that they are filming in Harlem Cutz and that space provides a $5 discount to those who mention the show. However, he notes that if you mention his female counterpart Ms. Fit, you can receive a $10 discount.

“I still don’t know why Son. I still don’t know why.” Math says.

Ms. Fit rebuttals, “Girl Power rules. Women rule!”

In a comedic retort, Math shakes his fist, “It’s not your show.” Everyone laughs as they know that no one is particularly serious… or upset. The show carries on.

However, Joe Budden after he is introduced addresses it again.

“We can start… We have to encourage Ms. Fit getting $10 off when they mention her name. The women are underpaid and undervalued. They need Black men’s support. So when we hear that, when we hear that we bump into the rare instance where they get a little more, we have to be like ‘yeah we got to champion that.”

Ms. Fit thanks him as the guys listen to the economic breakdown from someone who has sometimes been accused of not being sensitive to women’s needs. (Oh the complicated Virgo that he is!)

In fact, the brothers nod in agreement and say, “I did it!”

Joey is right. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, women make up over half of the American workforce. And on the whole, women across the board earn more college and graduate degrees than men do. However, when The Institute does a real analysis of women’s and men’s earnings over 15 years the results are disappointing and truly affirm what the rapper and lead of The Joe Budden Podcast has said, women made just half (49 percent) of what men earned.

Check out their stark statistics around when and if gender-based pay equity can ever truly happen. The Institute reports:

IWPR tracks the gender wage gap over time in a series of fact sheets updated twice per year. According to our research, if change continues at the same slow pace as it has done for the past fifty years, it will take 40 years—or until 2059—for women to finally reach pay parity. For women of color, the rate of change is even slower: Hispanic women will have to wait until 2224 and Black women will wait until 2130 for equal pay.

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research; Employment, Education & Economic Change; Pay Equity & Discrimination 

As a Latinx woman, Ms. Fit most certainly falls into the category that is most discriminated against. However, the titan that she is pushes through with vigor. It is paying off. She will be battling against one of the top rappers at the biggest battle rap league in the English speaking world. She and her partner, Cortez (Murda Ave) will go against Geechi Gotti and Coffee Brown (Mafia) on the Royalty card, produced by Queen of The Ring and URL.

Check out Joe Budden and the rest of the My Expert Opinion on Episode 26:

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Pump, Pump, Pump Ya Breaks: Joe Budden Calls Ari Lennox “Insecure” Over Response To Twitter Troll

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Say it ain’t so Joe.

At a time when many people are saying, “new year, new me,” some folks are keeping the old narrative going by continuing to police how Black women respond to slander. As previously reported Ari Lennox took to Twitter to respond to a troll who gave the “Shea Butter Baby” songstress and Teyana Taylor a backhanded compliment, by comparing the two women to dogs.

“Ari Lennox and Teyana Taylor’s ability to have dangerously high sex appeal while simultaneously looking like rottweilers will always amaze me,” the troll wrote.

Ari responded by cautioning parents to love on their children and teach them to love their features.

“People hate blackness so bad,” Lennox wrote in a retweet caption featuring the offending tweet. She followed the missive with, “Moms and Dads please love on your beautiful black children. Tell them they’re beautiful constantly. Tell them Black people are beautiful. Tell them black features are beautiful.”

While many championed Ari Lennox for her reaction, Joe Budden decided to use the incident on his show, Joe Budden Podcast, to insist that the Dreamville artist’s response came from a  place of insecurity rather than confidence.

“Does anything about the Ari Lennox thing scream insecurity to you?” Joe said. “Insecurity. How you feel about you versus how what people feel about you versus how what people feel about you does to how you feel about you. Insecurity.  And while there may be variations of it or different reasons of why it stems, insecurity is insecurity.”

He also questioned if Ari actually feels like “black is beautiful” for feeling the need to respond to the troll at all.

“So when I hear you reply to people like whoever this pawn dude is, it’s like, are you telling me how beautiful the blackness is, or are you telling you, because if you truly feel like that, if you truly believe that black is beautiful, as beautiful as it is, and you embody that, you will not use your energy, your platform, your power… when you negate that power or misuse it by replying to just whatever [this person] has anything to say, then what we really doing here? How do you really feel about you?”

While I’m sure Joe Budden thought he was kicking knowledge, he seems to forget about two things, one—he wore leather vests in the summer and was wilding out on anyone who whispered his name via Twitter; and two—no one asked him.

Listen, this is not a Black man versus Black woman piece, but it is saying that it’s time to stop telling Black women how to respond to people who are intentionally trying to inflict emotional pain. Earlier this week after continuous bullying from trolls , Lizzo announced she was quitting Twitter after constantly being attacked for her weight.

”Yeah I can’t do this Twitter shit no more.. too many trolls,” Lizzo wrote. “I’ll be back when I feel like it.”

Although the art of trolling is a topic within itself, we can’t overlook how many times the social media site has been used to demean Black women. From Blue Ivy to Lizzo, trolls have continuously attacked Black women and our features without much being said by our male counterparts. Please note I am not saying Black men do not take up for Black women, but what I am saying is we need more Black men to be vocal about being against Black women slander as they are about dragging Black women for speaking up for themselves.

When Marc Lamont Hill used his voice to speak out against the bullying that Lizzo faced from plus sized vlogger Boyce Watkins, instead of a barrage of men rallying behind to stop the nonsense they added him to the dragging.

Joe Budden’s tactic of using the pain of Black women to push his narrative not only erases her voice, but elevates him to be the topic of conversation versus keeping the focus on the real issue—the abhorrent treatment of Black women.

While I could go on and on about the need for Black men and women to stick together to fight against the outside forces of racism and bigotry that continue to try to tear down our houses, I won’t because I know it will be ignored and I will be dismissed as just another angry Black woman.

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Source: HipHopWired.com

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