Reality star Joe Budden took to his self-titled podcast to defend his name after his fellow reality star ex Tahiry Jose, 41, accused him of physically and mentally abusing her during their time together. He stated that Jose is “cancerous” and a “clout and check chaser” after she claimed that he reportedly broke her nose and rib in an interview. Budden asked his co-host Mal to back his claims that he was not responsible for her nose injury because during the night of the alleged incident, he was too busy “cheating.” He then went on to explain why he chose to respond to her “lies” publicly.
“Incidents like these taint true victims of domestic violence. For me, this was nasty and disgusting and for too many years because I’ve chosen to remain quiet about certain things just so you could continue a certain narrative. Those days are over, now what was alleged here let me start with this young lady is a liar, a cancerous toxic liar. This young lady is a liar. A cancerous, toxic liar. I’m uncertain why she’s lying this way; I’m not certain if she is misspeaking. If she has a false recollection of things,” said Joe on his show about Tahiry.
The 41-year-old reality star previously stated that she had endured physical and mental abuse from Budden, during an interview with Hollywood Unlock’s Jason Lee. “How do you heal from something that you watched somebody lie about for years?”, Tahiry said in the interview.
She then revealed that she encountered volatile episodes with Budden throughout their relationship, including when the rapper allegedly pushed her down a flight of stairs and dragged her by her ankles as she was attempting to leave.
“That relationship left me with a fractured rib and a broken nose because somebody was sending him a message. And I used to always say, ‘Stop beefing out there, I’m still working.’ And he hit me on that nose and then pushed me down a flight of stairs. I remember having to talk him out of letting me go that day. I remember having a plan to leave because the reason he was so upset was because I was already leaving, looking through my phone and shit. But I had already told him [to] give me two weeks to pack up my things. He agreed to it and then started looking through my phone. Next thing you know, I got woken up by him dragging me by my ankle. I managed to get up from that floor.”
However, Budden alleges that both he and Tahiry were toxic to each other and that she hit him when they were in a relationship.
“I’m not sure what it is, but she said some things that didn’t sit right with my soul. We’re talking about 24 or 25-year-old Joe and 25 or 26-year-old you. ‘WE’ were toxic to each other. And I’m glad that the climate has changed and we are able to have some conversations today that we couldn’t have back then because, today, I’m very comfortable saying, you were abusive! You used to beat my a**! You threw shit; you hit me, you kicked me, you did a whole bunch of sh*t.”
The two have since moved on to other relationships with Budden’s latest one being with Love and Hip Hop co-star Cyn Santana, with whom he shares a son with. Jose recently appeared on We Tv’s Marriage Bootcamp with her current boyfriend, rapper Vado.