During the holiday season, Cyn Santana and Joe Budden announced they were engaged. Now the Love & Hip Hop star is now receiving some backlash for comments she made during a 2016 interview on Angela Yee's Lip Service podcast. She stated that she preferred dating black men and suggested it's because black men treat Spanish women better than black women.
"I just like black guys and Spanish girls," she explained. "Y'all can keep the Puerto Rican men, I'm good. I do black guys all day, sorry. I did the Spanish thing...doesn't work out for me. I think they're too emotional. ... Black guys cater to us Spanish girls, especially. Like they...you know what, let me not get into it. Black girls gonna take it personal, they gonna be like 'uhh uhhh!' Anyway, I'm done with the papis."
Her comments can be heard below at the 16:50 point of the podcast.
In response to her comments resurfacing, Santana defended herself on Twitter. "How would I know how a black woman gets treated in a relationship?" she said in a reply to one Twitter user. "Old ass interview, my young ass worded something poorly and today in social media everything gets taken completely out of context."
Immediately after this, she quote-tweeted someone telling her to "stop explaining" herself to strangers, and started to apologize while attempting to provide more context. "I especially love THE BLACK WOMAN," she tweeted. "I've never in my life bashed one. Never will. So yeah Ima explain myself and shed some clarity on a clip that's being spread around with little context."
She went on to also apologize for previously saying the n-word, tweeting, "I've used the N word ignorantly most of my life not knowing that it was actually a bad word and it was offensive. Took that word out of my vocab." Check out some of her tweets in response to the situation below.