Over the holiday stretch, Joe Budden announced his engagement to L&HH alum Cyn Santana in a gilded Insta-post documenting him popping the Q. Since answering "yes," Santana had sunken low beneath the radar in a gratuitous pose, only to find herself re-awakened by a ghost from the past -  in the form of a resurgent Angela Yee interview dating back to 2016, where Cyn stated her preference for Black men (over Latinos). The full-quotation, transcribed below, argues that Black men treat Latin women better than Black women, due to behavioral discrepancies she views as overly "emotional," some ways toxic.

"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," Cyn told Angela Yee in 2016. "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."


Social media reacted in part by finding Cyn Santana guilty of "ethnic stereotyping." The reality star has since responded to the backlash by asserting her innocence while providing a plethora of good deeds to compensate. Her rationale being: "old ass interview, my young ass worded something poorly and today in social media everything gets taken completely out of context." In a subsequent Tweet, Cyn apologized, or rather, explained her issuance of the N-word in the Angela Yee interview, by stating that she was indeed guilty of misappropriating the word for most of her teenage life, and has since recanted.