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In a suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court. Joseph said an altercation went down after
two of Rashidah’s friends were accused of feeling up a cocktail waitress.
As he was escorting the drunken guests out of the club, he says Rashidah ran up on him
and reached for his face. Joseph said it wasn’t until he felt the blood streaming down
his face that he knew he was attacked.
“I felt her hand reach through and start grabbing at my face. She’s clawing over my eye,
at my face, and I didn’t feel anything at first….Then I realized I felt the blood dripping
down my shirt. I was leaking.”
While some may have seen Rashidah during an appearance on “RHOA” Joseph’s lawyer
Paul Edelstein said, “We think Ali should be on “The Real Housewives of Rikers Island.”
Rashidah is accused of fleeing the scene as Joseph waited for an ambulance. He suffered
a severed nerve and artery, and had to undergo surgery and receive 50 stitches.
But Rashidah may have “scratched off” on Joseph’s face because of her financial difficult-
ies. Her shoe sales are not on good financial footing. Her Harlem shop, Bourgeoisie Shoes,
recently shuttered because she owed six months of back rent, and last November, cops
busted her for grand larceny after skipping out on a bill at a Ritz-Carlton. She has a court
appearance on March 1.
And in 2005, she was convicted of attempted larceny in Connecticut and given three years
Rashidah Ali, the television personality and fashion consultant accused of slicing a
New York City bouncer from his hairline to his mouth, allegedly used a razor to in-
flict the injury which required 50 stitches and severed an artery and a nerve, the
according to court documents.
Bouncer Joseph Wright is suing Ali, who has made several guest appearances on
“Basketball Wives” and “Real Housewives of Atlanta, for $10 million for the Jan. 26
melee that left his face maimed.
She was 27 years old at the time (2011), she was released on $10,000 bail after she
reportedly turned herself in to police Friday, is facing felony assault charges for the
vicious attack, according to The New York Daily News.
However, Ali’s publicist Soulgee McQueen claims Wright is lying because his state-
ments to investigators continue to change, says The Daily News. Originally, Wright
reportedly told police that he “felt her hand reach through” and that her nail caused
the deep laceration; however, now Wright is adding the weapon allegation and told
investigators that Ali swiped at his “face with a razor blade.”
McQueen claims his client was not involved and that Wright’s story changed after it
was clear that Ali’s nails could not have caused the seven-inch long cut, reports The
Daily News. Wright’s lawyer Paul Edelstein agrees that even a “perfectly manicured
nail” could not have caused the gash, but he maintains that the defendant was involved
and must have used “something other than a nail to do that.”
Edelstein told The Daily News that his client will have a permanent scar and will not
be able to furrow his brow for the time being.
P.S. – She was also arrested in 2012 for Theft by Deception
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Joe Budden (above)
Raqi Thunda (above)
Rashidah Ali (above)
Winter Ramos aka Jen The Pen (above)
Love And Hip Hop is finally back!! The New York cast of the show is returning to
our screens on Monday, January 7th and it’s safe to say the new season will bring
huge surprises and shakeups. Returning for another season are original cast mem-
bers Olivia Longott and Rich Dollaz, and season two veterans Yandy Smith and
Erica Mena. Beyond that, the show will feature all-new faces and plotlines (um,
hello, Rich Dollaz and Erica Mena are an item now?? We’re already intrigued.) Just
so you can familiarize yourself with the new cast, check out the official VH1 press
release below. We can’t wait until the new year for this to all go down!
New York, NY – VH1′s popular docu-series “Love And Hip Hop” is back in the
Big Apple from the Dirty South for season 3. Premiering Monday, January 7th
at 8PM on VH1, “Love And Hip Hop” returns with a few familiar faces and a
mostly brand-new cast who prove the third time is the charm as they deliver all
the drama, heartache, success and failures of hip hop’s movers and shakers in
the concrete jungle that is New York City.
Last season, entertainment powerhouse Yandy Smith ended her eight-year man-
agement role with rapper Jim Jones. Since then, Yandy and boyfriend Mendeecees
Harris have welcomed a baby boy and are navigating the waters of commitment
and family. Firecracker Erica Mena exploded onto the scene last season and is now
continuing to work on her career with manager and new boyfriend, Rich Dollaz.
The two have recently begun mixing with business with pleasure, but could this
be a recipe for disaster? Olivia Longott, the former first lady of G-Unit, is back this
season working on her new album and trying to come to peace with her manager
Rich dating Erica.
With no shortage of talent, New York City is still a major hub for hip hop music.
Joining the ranks of this season’s new cast include:
Rapper Joe Buddens and his new girl Kaylin (above)
• Joe Budden- Fierce free-styling artist Joe Budden is widely considered one of hip
hop’s most gifted lyricists. His Grammy award-winning song “Pump It Up” was feat-
ured in the hit movie 2 Fast 2 Furious. This ladies’ man is also known for posting
about his very public relationships and break-ups online.
Tahiry (Joe Budden’s Ex / now a model/video vixen)
• Tahiry Jose – Tahiry is a charismatic urban model who is best known for her
rapid-fire sarcasm as well as her painful and very public break-up with Joe Budden.
Raqi Thunda (above)
• Raqi Thunda- Radio personality and DJ Raqi Thunda has no problem keeping it
real. Raqi and Joe Budden insist they are just long-time friends. However, Raqi
and Joe’s ex, Tahiry don’t see eye- to- eye and have a tumultuous relationship.
Jen “the Pen” Bayer, Consequence and their son Caiden (above)
• Consequence- NYC rapper Consequence has established a successful career
working with the likes of Kanye West and A Tribe Called Quest. His five year
relationship with fellow cast member Jen Bayer and their 1-year old son Caiden
has left the couple bickering about how to raise the child based on differing cult-
ural and religious beliefs.
• Jen “The Pen” Bayer- Known for dishing up gossip with DJ Whoo Kid and The
Hot Boyz of Chicago, Jen has spent the past year raising Caiden, her son with cast
• Winter Ramos- With a brief appearance in the second season of “Love And Hip
Hop,” Winter Ramos, former assistant to rapper Fabolous, is making her name
in hip hop history as she writes a tell-all book on her roster of famous ex-boyfriends
and her life in the music industry. She is currently the Creative Costume Designer
for Flavor Unit Films.
• Rashidah Ali- Known as the “Blinged Out Bombshell,” Rashidah is most known for
being a shoe consultant to the stars and is currently working on launching her own
shoe line, Encore.
Back in the rap game and the bright lights of the city, one constant remains: New
York truly is the birthplace of hip hop and the home of some of its biggest successes,
but even more of its shattered dreams… and all of its secrets. To make it in this bus-
iness, a tough attitude and thick skin is a must, and the ladies and gentlemen of sea-
son 3 will stop at nothing to reach the top. “Love And Hip Hop” Season 3 premieres
Monday, January 7th at 8PM.
“Love And Hip Hop” Season 3 is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young for
Monami Entertainment and Toby Barraud and Stefan Springman for NFGTV. Co-
executive producer is Stephanie Gayle for Monami Entertainment. Shelly Tatro,
Brad Abramson, Danielle Gelfand and Jeff Olde are executive producers for VH1.
Vivian Gomez is coordinating producer for VH1.
Joe Budden, His New Girl Kaylin Garcia (above)
Joe and Tahiry (above)
Although rumors have been circulating for awhile that Joe Budden would be joining
the cast of VH1′s “Love & Hip-Hop: New York,” now the news has been confirmed by
Along with Joe Budden, his girlfriend and Instagram muse Kaylin Garcia will be join-
ing the cast, as well as Tahiry Jose and Consequence. The new season of the show pre-
mieres on January 7th at 8 PM, and you’ll see a few more additions to the cast, as well
as some subtractions. Kimbella, Emily B, Chrissy, and Somaya Reece are leaving the
show, and as mentioned above, Consequence, Joey, Kaylin, Tahiry, as well as Raqi
Thunda, Rashidah Ali, Jen The Pen, and Winter Ramos are joining the cast. Yandy
Smith, Olivia, Erica Mena & Rich Dollaz are also making a return to “Love & Hip-Hop.”
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