The drama surrounding Love & Hip Hop stars Joe Budden and Consequence is showing no signs of slowing down, with Consequence serving as the latest party to give their side of the story. Earlier today (March 14th), the Queens rapper called into The Angie Martinez Show to give his version of the Love & Hip Hop reunion fight that made its way onto the internet earlier in the week thanks to amateur video.
Consequence shared that he did in fact smack Joe Budden, a decision he says was brought about by Budden’s interview with ThisIs50’s Jack Thriller.
“The number one thing is I don’t run from nobody. Why would I smack somebody and then run, but stay there to get jumped? I never ran from nothing. Let’s keep that clear,” the rapper explained in a video posted on 2DopeBoyz.com. “That’s the part he came and told you Angie. That I hit him, Tahiry snuffed me, and then I ran. Nobody ran. I’m not gonna run from Tahiry. Unfortunately, when I smacked him, from what I was told by one of the stylists or production people, when I extended it hit Tahiry. So she reacted and she hit me. And that’s a girl hitting me. And I like Tahiry. Shout out to Tahiry. It felt good.”
Consequence’s interview with HOT 97 took an unexpected turn when he revealed that during the commotion Joe Budden somehow forgot his cell phone. He then went on to read a handful of texts from the rapper’s phone, which included messages from girlfriend Kaylin Garcia, cast mate Raqi Thunda, and a man named Derek.
“Then there’s somebody named Derek,” said Consequence. “And Derek is basically saying, ‘Don’t say anything stupid. We’re hanging on by a thin thread. I will come see you after the reunion. I love you and I miss you.’ And I guess he must have told Derek ‘Hey, why don’t you come to London Wednesday?’ And then there’s emojicons of an engagement ring and a baby…We never met anyone named Derek on any episode…Ain’t no cameras Angie. And here’s the thing, I was so disgusted I broke the phone. I just threw it, broke it. Listen, but I still got proof. Don’t get it twisted. I don’t lie.”
Consequence's full interview can be heard below.