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Starr’s Love & Hip-Hop Recap: Erica Promises Neck Kicks, Joe Budden’s Girlfriend is Real

Love and Hip Hop NYC

It was only a matter of time before Erica Mena (who kinda reminds me of Evelyn Lazado’s little sister) went off on someone and she does, and she threatens to kick them in the neck. I should be disturbed but for some reason I’m not. However, what actually is disturbing is Joe Budden’s drug addiction, which interestingly helps to make him a likeable douche. When we first meet him we just think he’s a jerk but then we realize that he has a lot of self-work to do. Paging Mona Scott-Young to page Iyanla Vanzant for another reality star intervention. Anyway, let’s get into last night’s Love & Hip-Hop madness.

Tahiry Spills Tea With Rashidah

Tahiry meets up with Rashidah to tell her about the fight with Raqi Thunda. Rashidah reveals that she calls Raqi Thunda “IP” for industry p—y. Tahiry then tells Rashidah about the drink-throwing fist flying shenanigans. Rashidah, realizing how crazy this is, asks Tahiry if she dumbed down for Joe Budden. Tahiry admits it without admitting it. She says she doesn’t consider it dumbing down because they had such a strong bond and that she thinks something is off with him that she wants to address on one hand, but on the other hand she feels it’s none of her business anymore.

Introducing Jen the Pen

We meet Jen the Pen who is known for being a radio gossip girl and also for appearing on Dame Dash’s The Ultimate Hustler (in case you’re one of the three people who remembers that show), where she got her name because of her affinity for walking around with a pen and pad in order to take notes. We learn that Jen has been dating Consequence, a rapper/ghost writer (think Kanye and A Tribe Called Quest, Beyonce, Diddy and more), for the past five years and that they have a son named Caiden who is about to turn one. Jen meets up with Winter Ramos, a popular industry assistant who has “worked and slept with several big names in the business.”

Her words, not mine.

Jen tells Winter that she’s ready to start working again after a year of being a stay at home mom. She reveals that she realized that she’s not an office job person after getting fired from one while pregnant. Winter tells Jen that she wrote a tell-all book about her experiences in the music industry. Jen, as a friend, tells her girl that she hopes there’s no “Superhead” funny business going on. Winter doesn’t really address the latter but describes her project as “real stories “and credits Jadakiss for putting the idea in her head. Jen then gets the idea that she should write a book about how to stay fabulous as a mom in hip-hop.

It’s that easy to get a book deal these days, huh? Meanwhile, actual writers are #losing.

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Nat033
Nat033

I’m convinced that Raqi has feelings for Joe that she is not admitting; it’s too bad because you can tell the feelings are not mutual. My DISH co-worker and I can’t wait to see what happens next as I think this is going to be a fun season. Unfortunately, Monday nights my boyfriend likes to watch sports. I’m glad we finally decided to buy a DISH Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR that lets us watch up to 4 different HD programs on different TVs at the same time. Now I never have to argue why my shows are more important to watch than his sports.