Jen The Pen has some explaining to do. During last night’s episode of Love & Hip Hop New York, the Staten Island native got into a heated argument with Raqi Thunda about hosting a radio show together. Near its conclusion it resulted in some uncomfortable banter surrounding the advantages of being a white girl in society and race in general.
Early in the show, Jen The Pen and Raqi Thunda auditioned for a spot on Hot 97. The former felt a ways because she felt like the latter dominated the convo and shut her out during the segment. Of course the two tried to talk things out, which quickly turned into petty and loud arguing.
After Raqi threw in a verbal jab by saying, “Have fun trying to get hot,” Jen The Pen responded in kind with, “I’m white, honey it will get done.”
Say what now? Seems like Jen was invoking white privilege, which will not win you points when you throw it in the face of a person of color, on a show whose cast is dominated by them. Just saying.
Said Raqi during the post-fight interview, “It felt like Jen dropped a bomb on me when she said that she would get the job before me because she was white. All this work I did, I’m not good enough because I’m not white? Are you f-cking kidding me?”
Right. But Raqi isn’t totally innocent here. During the actual fight the words got uglier with Raqi channeling her inner George Jefferson and calling Jen an “entitled honkie” as she walked away with Consequence’s girlfriend retorting with a sarcastic “I’ll get on with my whiteness.”
Watch the argument below. Tell us what you think of their exchange in the comments.