Cyn Santana Speaks Out About Her Old Racial Comments Against Black Women

Cyn Santana has had some explaining to do about some comments she made about black men and their preference of Spanish women…

By Alexia McKay

Last month, Joe Budden popped the big question to his Latina boo, Cyn Santana and documented the precious moment on his Instagram stories. However the good news has been recently overshadowed after a 2016 interview on Angela Yee’s Lip Service podcast surfaced; in which Santana suggested that Black men treated Spanish women better than black women.

“I just like black guys and Spanish girls,” she said in the podcast.  “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.”

Listen to the clip below starting at 16:50:

The comments has many people accusing the “Love Hip-Hop New York” reality star of racial stereotyping. Santana attempted to clarify her comments in a response to a previous tweeting, saying it was a  “old ass interview” and her ” young ass worded something poorly and today in social media everything gets taken completely out of context.”

Since then she has followed up that comment with a series of tweets, suggesting that she loves black women.


She attempted to clarify the part in her 2016 comments where she says,”black guys cater to us Spanish girls, especially.”

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 28: Cyn Santana appears at the VH1 “Love & Hip Hop” Season 4 Premiere at Stage 48 on October 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Vh1)

The conversation eventually transpired into one about Afro-Latinas. Santana claimed she was never familiar with the term until recently.

“Your nose is big and your hair is curly and nappy” yes. But I never knew what these terms were,” she wrote.  “It’s not that I didn’t identify as Afro-Latina or black. And truth is, I was afraid to offend anyone identifying as such.”

She carried her case to Instagram.

“A snippet of a podcast I did in 2016 is going around in which I said some unfavorable things, ” she wrote. “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.

Despite her willingness to talk about the issue and try to clear her name, Santana continues to receive backlash, particularly from black women.



Santana and Budden share a son,  Lexington Budden.


By Alexia McKay

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