(AllHipHop News) It's been a rough week in the Santana-Budden household. First, Joe Budden caught heat for a segment on VH1's Love & Hip Hop where he came off, to some viewers, as dismissive of his girlfriend Cyn Santana's potential postpartum depression.
Then, Budden faced backlash for his contradictory statements about past domestic violence allegations. On top of that, this week also saw Cyn having to address negative reactions over her old comments about black men dating Hispanic women.
During a 2016 interview on Angela Yee's Lip Service podcast, Santana discussed why she prefers black men to what the New Yorker called "too emotional" Hispanic men. She said, "Black guys cater to us Spanish girls, especially. Like they... you know what, let me not get into it... I didn't mean it like that, but Black girls gonna take it personal."
Social media users criticized Cyn for perpetuating stereotypes about African-American women and African-American men. The reality show star sent out numerous tweets about the topic, and she posted an apology on Instagram.
Santana wrote in IG:
The sh*t is heavy and uncomfortable as F*CK but I ain’t turning my backs on y’all. I think this conversation is important. A snippet of a podcast I did in 2016 is going around in which I said some unfavorable things. I didn’t properly articulate myself. I was speaking about my preference in Black men vs the Latino man. I didn’t intend to bash Black women. I NEVER HAVE. NEVER WILL. It’s NOT how I feel or ever felt. The truth is I said some dumb bird sh*t and it has offended and hurt MANY, especially Black women, so for that I want to wholeheartedly sincerely apologize. And I will continue to do so. I’m not a racist. I don’t bash women. I don’t bash Black women. I’m team melanin queens ALL DAY. This sh*t is DEEPER than me. Psychologically and historically. I was ignorant. I once upon a time lacked depth because while I may be Afro Latina, people may not look at me or treat me as they do other BLACK women. B*tch do u see my nose? My hair? I would NEVER think I’m better than ANYONE. In the 3 years since this interview, the Black women in my life have taught me so much about what society has put them through and how the things I said in that interview could be harmful. 3 years may not seem like a long time but spiritually it has been. I make a conscious effort every single day to be a better person, to be wiser and spend every moment of my day trying to be a positive force in other people’s lives cause I LOVE PEOPLE. I LOVE WOMEN. I LOVE SOULS. I’m passionate about THIS SH*T. I didn’t have the POV of a black woman before but thanks to the Black women who surround me, I’ve learned SO much. Thanks to y’all I’ve learned so much. I’ve learned why she fights. And why it’s sensitive. I didn’t put much thought into what I said at the time and I recognize that. For that, I apologize once again. One love ❤️✨