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Has Joe Budden Gone Too Far?

Submitted by on January 8, 2010 – 5:20 pm6 Comments
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As I’ve said before, Joe Budden is a quite skillful rapper whose personal life seems to get more press than his music.

Find out why he has the Internet going nuts this time after the jump.

You may remember that Joe Budden famously broke up with his long-time girlfriend and model, Tahiry, last year. You may also remember that he got with another model, Somaya Reece, and that they sort of poked fun at Tahiry. This was the scene just a few months ago:

Times have certainly changed since then.

Now, Budden says his relationship with Reece is over. Not only is it over, but he seems bitterly disgusted with her and minced no words while letting her know. He goes in on his new ex and gets really disrespectful, calling her a stalker and making many other allegations:

Quite disrespectful. Breaking up is hard to do and very emotional, indeed. However, to put her on blast like that for the world to see is completely uncalled for.

Of course, these types of feelings/disputes should only be handled face-to-face and in private with both parties handling themselves like mature adults.

This very talented individual is berating his ex and making a mockery of himself in the process. There is no reason or excuse for it.

Not only that, but Budden says that Reece revealed her “crazy, Spanish colors.” Seriously?

Instead of merely attacking his former girlfriend, he has to lash out at an entire culture? It was an extremely ignorant thing to say. I thought we had learned by now that no one deserves to be stereotyped in any manner, no matter how angry we get when dealing with personal issues.

Ironically, he says that it is a ‘new year’ and suggests that everyone else should grow up.

Here’s what Reece had to say about the situation:

The whole thing sounds like a mere misunderstanding to me. Nevertheless, Ms. Reece stepped up like a grown woman should and handled the situation amicably and with dignity (although she denied ever being in a relationship with Joe which seems a little sketchy).

While Joe Budden is nowhere near the end of his career, it is never too early to start thinking about one’s legacy. He should want his to be an impressive and long-lasting one based on what he contributed lyrically and artistically to the world through hip hop, not an embarrassing and devastating one based on how much he acted a fool on viral videos.

You’re better than that, Joe. It’s 2010. The time to get it together and show some growth and maturity has arrived.

We’ve got to do better.

Has Joe Budden gone too far with his latest rant? Should breakups – celebrity or otherwise – be hashed out on YouTube? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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6 Comments »

  • Terry says:

    Chris J, I couldn’t agree with you more cause what he did to Tahiry is totally ignorant, Disrespectful, and most of all as a african american man, I feel disgusted. This is not the Joe Budden that I listen to on his album or on the radio. I am very disappointed and angry for what he did to her.Tahiry,you deserve better and I hope you find somebody that’ll treat you better than him. Joe Budden, I’m no longer a fan of yours. You’ve got a lot 2 learn.

  • Kwaping says:

    Another good post, Chris! I have nothing to add.

  • lisa says:

    i think men especially black men dont have respect for women anymore they use the woman in mean volgur ways there in videos portraying there self as hoes in music as everything were not in magazines with no clothes as sluts its sad we as woman lost what we need to demand thats respect the worst the music gets the more were loosing in touch with our self pretty soon were gonna accept being called b#@$% all the time its sad america im a single parent of a 19 year old and i teach her respect starts with her self dont let no man take that from you and women need to come together and demand respect especially from the hip hop world they need to know without women theres no man.

  • MR. SWAGGER says:

    IT DOESNT MATTER WHAT GIRL JOE BUDDENS WITH, HE ALWAYS TREATING THEM BAD(EMOTIONALLY). TAHIRY LEFT CUZ SHE GOT TIRED OF THE BS.

    JOE BUDDEN GOT WITH SOMAYA CUZ HE WAS HURTIN THAT TAHIRY LEFT, EVEN THOUGH HE NEVER SAID THAT , YOU KNO ITS TRUE. JOE BUDDEN IS TROUBLED, AND LOST HE DOESNT KNOW HOW TO CONTROL HIMSELF.

  • Clark Kent says:

    Really good post, Chris. Good points. Wonder if Joey will address them in his next vlog.

  • Young Money Chuckee says:

    Joe Budden will never have a girlfriend forever. He is gay now I dont have a problem with gay people but I have a problem with them dl dudes just say you gay Fam. Hell of a rapper tho he got bars for days but he is a flamin queer!!!

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