Daily Archives: October 5, 2009
She recently confirmed to People Magazine that she is indeed preggo as the rumors revealed.
She told People as she had a night outing at the MGM Grand’s Tabu Lounge in Las Vegas on Friday, October 2, “My husband and I are expecting.” The expectant celebrity mother, furthermore, revealed “We’re about four and a half months along, about 19 weeks.”
In addition to the pregnancy confirmation, Christina confessed she has found out the sex of the baby she is carrying. She, nevertheless, would love to keep it private.
Grammy-nominated rapper Nas recently addressed the media’s suggestion that his violent songs encourage teenage violence and said he has no plans to change his lyrical content.
“I think it’s the obvious thing for the media to point out one of the most violent, lyrical records I made,” Nas explained in an interview referring to “Shoot ‘Em Up.” “I made a lot of records about children, not a lot, but I made songs about children, about struggle and those are never the songs that are talked about. There’s only attention on the songs where there’s violence in it, but the reality is, I’m only speaking about reality…Music comes from life, I write about what I see, I write about what I lived, I write about what I see others live and I use a little bit of imagination to talk to them…I’m bugging out that kids aren’t realizing it’s a new day, it’s a new time. The good die young and I’m always gonna talk about that in my music…I’m not gonna change my music to make it more positive because that’s not real…” (CNN)
G-Unit‘s Lloyd Banks has hinted at a possible collaboration with Joe Budden and Slaughterhouse for his upcoming mixtape, V5, despite the fact that Budden has verbally attacked him in the past.
Speaking on working with artists outside his camp, the “Punch Line King” said fans should expect a few surprises on the forthcoming mixtape.
“V5 will be up pretty soon…Features on the mixtape, I got Tony Yayo of course, I’m trying to get him on another one before we wrap up. Shout-out to Havoc, I got Havoc on there. Shout-out to Cormega, getting ready to get that linked up right now. We got Nipsey Hussle on board, once again, shout-out to Nipsey Hussle, the whole West Coast. And the rest is a secret, but we definitely gonna get it going. Shout-out to Beanie Sigel too, Freeway what’s poppin’? Young Chris too, I’m down to work with everybody. And I just hollered at Slaughterhouse too, so we might get something on there before V5 come out. We giving people what they want to see.”
Budden said he met face-to-face with Banks over the weekend during 50 Cent‘s This Is 50 Fest at Governor’s Island,
“Nice talk w/ Banks…,” Budden wrote Saturday night. “Whole lotta hip hop here.. Just what this game needed.. Thx Fif.” (Joe Budden’s Twitter).
Budden previously revealed his interested in linking with Banks for a collaboration over the summer.
“I wanna do a song with‘ Budden’s revealed in a live blog chat on Friday (July 3) afternoon alongside his friend/producer Dough Boy. “I gotta get him, pause. Yeah, that’s what I want. I think he’s ducking me. I think Banks was dope and then he fell the f*ck off and then he got right back up. So personally, for me, I would want to do a song with him. Nah, he don’t got no personality. I’d have to see if I could tear him up [on a record].”
Already having his fair share of issues with the law, things have taken a turn for the worse for Wu Tang staple, Method Man. Meth was arrested today by New York police for tax evasion. According to WABC New York, the rapper owes the government over $30,000 in taxes. Meth, real name Clifford Smith, is reportedly in police custody waiting for arraignment. He’s charged with failure to pay personal income tax and earnings and misdemeanor failure to pay taxes. He faces up to four years behind bars if convicted.
Earlier this year Meth made headlines after a woman accused of him shooting her with a pellet gun. That case is still pending.
He also faced tax issues in 2008 when his Lincoln Navigator was repossessed by the Department of Taxation.
Complex Interviews Tahiry For The First Time Since her Break Up [Speaks On Joe Budden, Her Body, Her Future Plans...]
Don’t ever say Joe Budden never did anything for you. Last spring, Joey introduced us to his girlfriend Tahiry Jose in a series of vlogs that made us feel like we were living with the couple. Tahiry was instantly appealing as a lovable Latin girl with a sharp mouth—but it was her Coke-bottle frame and sick ass-to-waist ratio that left bloggers and commenters wanting more. Whether she was getting ready to go to her bartending gig, fighting with Joey, or just standing around looking sexy, Tahiry always made for good YouTube TV.
After landing the cover of KING’s final issue, Tahiry saw her stock rise higher, even as her relationship began to deteriorate. While there were videos of disagreements between her and Joe, and even Twitter fights, not many people figured the five-year relationship was really in jeopardy, until a few weeks ago when both parties acknowledged that they were through. (Say it ain’t so, Joe!) Budden spoke on the subject briefly, but Tahiry has yet to open up…until now. In this exclusive interview with Complex, Tahiry breaks her silence on what went wrong in the relationship, how she feels about Joe as a rapper, and what she plans on doing next…
Interview by Joe La Puma
Complex: You know Joe said the break-up is none of anyone’s business, etc. Were there multiple reasons or was there one big blowout?
Tahiry: Multiple reasons. He said it was nobody’s business? That’s what he said? ‘Cause he said so much. I don’t even know. At the end, he just lashed out all out of control.
Complex: What was the biggest deal-breaker for you?
Tahiry: I just feel like…I’m never going to speak bad about Joey. 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.
Complex: Five years is a long time. Did marriage ever come up?
Tahiry: Of course! We discussed marriage. He’s a jokester so I remember one time I said to him, “Dude, what’s up? Where’s the ring?” I put the big Juicy keychain on and he was like, “We got to size it.” He said something like “I only have one album out, I need to put another three then think about marriage.” He says to me now, that it was a joke. But we’ve discussed marriage a few times.
Complex: Did you ever apply pressure on him to commit?
Tahiry: I never gave a date and time. I’m not that girl. I’m not going to apply that pressure ’cause I don’t want you to want to get married to me just because you know I want it. You’re going to marry me when you’re ready.
Complex: Right. So this year, a lot of people have said that you helped Joey be relevant again…
Tahiry: Really? [sarcastically]
Complex: Would you agree with that?
Tahiry: I won’t say that I made him more relevant. I think that people got to know him through his blogs. People got to know a rapper who was on his downtime, who was busy underground, who was busy releasing these digital albums and stuff. I think that the minute he started recording these blogs and then they see this girl and are like, “Oh my god,” they’re like, “Where has he been?” It’s like a combination of things—getting to know the fun side of him, or how humble and normal he is, and how crazy his Latina girlfriend is. So I think people think we’re relatable. I wouldn’t say that I made him relevant, per se.
Complex: Did you ever feel exploited?
Tahiry: That’s a good question. My mom thinks I was. I enjoyed it. I didn’t care. To me, the first time we went on this whole blog thing it was sort of like fun to him. He thought he was onto something. I think it caught us both by surprise. I enjoyed it and I wouldn’t change it.
Complex: So it was never like he was using you?
Tahiry: I don’t know his intentions. Again, he was my man, we were fine. We were in love. I think that sometimes he went overboard with certain things. Like discussing certain things that you don’t discuss online. But all in all, I enjoyed blogging. My life is an open book, I chose it that way, so I can’t be mad.
Complex: So, last week your Twitter account got hacked.
Complex: There have been rumors that Joe was behind the hacking. He definitely did it?
Complex: Seems a bit childish. Has he talked to you about that?
Tahiry: Again, a lot of it is out of control. He’s dealing with a lot of emotions. It’s five years so we’re both dealing with our emotions. You know if you’ve ever been hurt, or if you’ve ever lost something, or something’s just disappeared, or the rug was pulled from underneath you…if you don’t suffer, then you’ve never loved. People react to that suffering different and we’ve spoken after that. He’s apologized.
Complex: Now, what you just said, the rug was just kind of pulled from under him…
Tahiry: Listen! I said, “if the rugs been pulled from underneath”…I didn’t say if it was him or me! [laughs.]
Complex: Were you guys having problems? Or did it kind of blindside him?
Tahiry: Men and women again, are from different zip codes. You guys understand—well this is just my opinion—you guys don’t understand with words. You guys understand with actions. I think whatever happened between me and Joey, or the fact that the foundations weren’t as stable as they should be, it’s probably been happening as a woman, to me for a minute. Did we have happy moments? See the videos. We’ve had happy moments. By far, it was my best relationship. I’ve been in maybe two more. I don’t ever want to make him out to be a monster. But maybe it was a little shocking to him because, you know, everybody has their own brain, their own world going on.
Complex: What were some of your fondest memories with him? I know five years is a long time…
Tahiry: Yeah, it is tough…[breathes] you know, again, it’s the little things that guys fail to realize. Five years is a long time so it’s just the little things…You’re going make me cry and I have makeup on. My first surprise birthday party he gave me. I never had one of those. [Tears up] You know what, I couldn’t tell you about special times because I can’t even think right now, but with Joey, just…I don’t know how to explain it. It was just the carefreeness, the laughter…and it was just easy. Then it stopped being easy. [Sniffs] The little things I probably can’t forget. But I can’t sit around right now and pinpoint…maybe when he held my hand when I was really nervous for the KING shoot.
Complex: Didn’t mean to make you cry…
Tahiry: I need a fucking cigarette. This is the first time I cried, first time since the whole thing.
Complex: I hear you. Here’s a question—why do you think Joey has so many conflicts with rappers?
Tahiry: He has plenty! I don’t even know how to explain it. He’s very strategic. Joey’s a very, very, very smart individual, to the point where it was exhausting my brain. He knows how to connect those dots and make it for him. I would say that.
Complex: So there’s a method to his madness…
Tahiry: Madness? I would say maybe not in the beginning. Maybe things just happened. You know how the media is. You might just say one or two things and they make it into this big blowup. And then once you’re in the situation, he works it. So he’s very strategic. Very intelligent. Sometimes he’s not looking for it. It just happens and he’s ready. Quick on his toes.
Complex: Now TahiryTV…is that an extension of JoeBuddenTV?
Tahiry: Yes it is. It’s kind of like a mini-divorce.
Complex: How is that going to work?
Tahiry: We haven’t really been talking. We just had a great conversation last night. I was happy that we did. But eventually I would have to get my own website or we’ll see what happens. We haven’t gotten there yet. He’s been busy doing what he’s doing, I’m busy doing what I’m doing.
Complex: Are things civil with you guys now?
Tahiry: I really want them to be. Breakups shouldn’t be ugly and I’m trying for it not to be ugly. Like I stated, we had one conversation last night and I was happy that we did. And I don’t know because you’re dealing with so many emotions—Monday you’re fine, Wednesday you’re nasty, Thursday, Friday, you know? You’re dealing with different levels. And I can relate because I’ve done some crazy shit when I’m in love.
Complex: Like what? What was the craziest thing you did?
Tahiry: This is going to make me sound crazy. I pushed the door in.
Complex: Hmm, explain to me what happened.
Tahiry: Now we’re digging deep. Okay about two years ago we broke up for five months. This was the only breakup in five years until now. I was angry and I had to get some stuff and he wouldn’t open the door. I was already out, I was at my mom’s house. I needed some time, he needed some time. He wouldn’t open the door and of course I thought he was having a party—you know what kind of party. So I knock on the door repeatedly and he doesn’t open it. Then I just pushed it. It must have been a really weak door because I’m a little girl—I’m like really small. I walked in to him looking at me like, “You crazy bitch.” [Laughs.]
Complex: So he looked at you like,”What? I’m not doing anything”?
Tahiry: No, he was just like, “You broke the door.” I was like, “Call somebody, I’ll pay for it. Why didn’t you fucking open the door?” This is crazy, crazy, insane love shit.
Complex: So now that you’re single, what are you looking for?
Tahiry: Holler! What am I looking for? What are you asking? For, in general? Or in a man?
Complex: Are you looking to get into something quick?
Tahiry: I’m like the quick J. Lo nevermore kind. Only when I’m over it though. This breakup has been difficult. I’m not looking. I’m looking to find me. People say it’s sick love. I like, I love, I breathe, I shit, and I eat you. That’s who I am. I think that’s one of my talents, to fucking love. That’s who I am. So when I’m there, I’m there 100%. But in doing that, I realized I lose me and my identity and what I want to do next because I’m living your dream. I’m like that supportive whatever-you-want, do-what-you-want-to-do. We’ll tear this shit down and not tell anybody and run. Like I’m Bonnie and Clyde kind of sick. And I feel like Tahiry needs to find Tahiry. Tahiry needs to find out what makes Tahiry happy. Tahiry needs to be alone maybe. Tahiry needs to stand on her own two feet and be happy just being by herself. And I think that’s what I am going to do. If I go on a date, if I want to boogie, or whatever, I need to walk in into my own place. It’s time for me to be with myself, and stop living your dream or stop loving you to the point where I forgot to love me.
Complex: That makes total sense. Would you ever date a Complex type of dude?
Tahiry: Would his name be Joe? [Laughs.]
Complex: I’m just saying! Or, maybe, another rapper?
Tahiry: 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 shit happens.
Complex: So if a rapper comes and sweeps you off your feet, you’re not against it.
Tahiry: No, no. I’m attracted to a man who does whatever he does…and does it well. That’s a turn-on to me. You could teach a Little League game and I could just watch you show these kids and tell them what to do. If you do that well, then I’m fucking with you. That’s just who I am. To me it’s about your brain, the power. Like Joey’s very good with words. Joey can sit down and in 24 hours have a dis track right back at you, tearing your ass apart. That’s attractive. But he happens to be a rapper. I’ve not only dated rappers. It’s just what people believe. So as long as you do it well, I’m wet.
Complex: I will remember that.
Tahiry: Yeah, it’s about a man who knows whatever he’s doing.
Complex: Real talk, how do you rate Joey as a rapper?
Tahiry: Damn, you know I’m going to be biased. He’s my ex-boyfriend. He’s fucking amazing. Joey’s very talented. I think he’s very underrated. What’s the rating? From 1-10?
Tahiry: He’s a fucking 10. He’s a 10, just very underrated. He’s great with words. I used to be surprised like, “Really? Did you..? Aww man, you’re sick.”
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THE GAME SAYS
is supposedly going to be contributing to all three albums, Snoop, The Game and Detox.
“CAN U SAY “DETOX” ??? IN THE STUDIO WIT DRE & SNOOP. WE BOUT 2 MAKE ALOT OF PEOPLE MAD. RIDE WIT US OR GET RA …”
I’m a assuming he mean to finished saying “ran over.” But you know Twitter! Damn Those 140 characters.
Ja Rule didn’t appreciate 50 Cent calling him a “sucka” so Ja took it to Twitter to blast his arch enemy. Anyway, Ja got real serious….whoa!
@50cent How’d that slug feel going in ya mouth u B***H A** N***A lol… Stop lying to these people like u tough P***Y!!!
I want ppl to know that I’m not thinking about this clown boo boo but he’s always mentioning my name tell this n***a to get off my D**K! Lol
He even said he gotta glock for 50 Cent, when a follower asked him about 50 Cent
RT @mafiosoglok GLOK ON THE SPOT: Q: @RuleYork What do you think about @50Cent calling you a sucka still live on Ustream?
LOL! Ja Rule needs to stop the madness! No need to respond to 50 Cent over every little thing and definitely not using the “@” on Twitter. LOL!
THE FIGHT IS FIX……[NO EMINEM ON LIST]
Jay-Z Is The Hottest MC In The Game!
Hov’s new music, business acumen and vast influence lift him above all others in 2009.
By Shaheem Reid
The 2009 Hottest MCs in the Game rollout is now complete! As in 2007 and 2008, the list, determined by the MTV News Hip-Hop Brain Trust, is based on an MC’s achievements right now, rather than an entire career. The criteria is based on a combination of rhyme skill, flow and how those things are implemented musically as the main factors. The Brain Trust also considered buzz, impact, commercial success — sales, airplay, business ventures, Web presence, endorsements and helping to spawn other artists’ careers — and the intangible, impact: Can an artist not only contribute to the rap game but influence cultural shifts? Are they trendsetters? All of these factors — and the results of our audience poll, which closed last week and got a vote at the Round Table during the Brain Trust’s debate — contributed to deciding who is the Hottest MC in the Game. All this week, we’ll be rolling out reactions from artists, DJs, the MCs themselves — and you! Upload your comments, reactions, arguments and/or your own list to YourMTV.com — the best videos could be on TV!
Flame Thrower: Jay-Z
2009 Rank: #1
Previous rankings: 2007 (#7); 2008 (#2)
Why He’s Hot: He’s had the most acclaimed career in rap history. But even with all that lore, all that respect, all that prestige and all that money, Jay-Z continues to add luster to his legacy with time-transcending music, multiple successful business ventures and his dominant influence over the game.
MTV News’ Greatest MC of All Time is 2009′s Hottest MC in the Game. Hov isn’t just an elite MC that pushes the culture, the Brooklyn native is the standard-bearer, the leader, a source of inspiration and aspirations — Hov’s the guy we all look to see how far hip-hop can go. And what a ride Shawn Carter has taken us on this year, from Presidential inaugural balls back his Brooklyn ‘hood (where he was accompanied by Oprah Winfrey) ,and he even found time to take us to the world’s most famous arena — Madison Square Garden — for a charity concert featuring historic gathering of musical guests. He also surpassed Elvis Presley to become the solo act with the most #1 albums in Billboard history with 11.
Being authentic with your raps and having credibility is as precious as legal tender in hip-hop. Jay is money in the bank. Lyrically he says what no other truth-speaking MC can; his experiences are that great and unique. No wonder his swagga is never at less than level 10.
WHAT DO YOU THINK????