Teyana Taylor Breaks Her Silence About Ray Rice Allegations: “I Had Nothing To Do With That”
It has become one of the biggest scandals of the year and it just keeps getting bigger, louder and more vicious.
NFL player, Ray Rice was cut from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended from the NFL indefinitely this week after video surfaced of the 27-year-old assaulting his then fiancée Janay Palmer back in February. In the clip, obtained by TMZ, Rice can be seen hitting Palmer twice in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino before she falls unconscious.
There have been a slew of reports as to why the two, who are now married, were fighting. On Wednesday, Love & Hip Hop star Joe Budden suggested that singer, Teyana Taylor was the reason for the altercation.
“It may be hearsay, but if the beef between Ray Rice and his wife was over the woman that some are saying?!?! Then sh*t … smh. If ya’ll know who I’m referring to, then that sh*t is crazy to me,” he tweeted. Later adding in response to a fan, “but she can beef with Tae #NVM.”
So on Wednesday, during an interview with Philly’s Power 99, Taylor slammed rumors that she was the reason behind the disturbing fight.
“No one received a text from me. I had nothing to do with that. These were also the same blogs that said that I accused Colin Kaepernik of raping me and when the actual girl came out and said who she was, there was no apology to Teyana. Nobody cleaned it up. So now I’m at a point where all I can do is laugh at it. People feel like they know your life and it’s so sad, because it’s our people. This is a big matter. ESPN hasn’t said my name. No sports blogs have said my name BUT a whole bunch of OUR people. Our people who want it to be true so bad but I can’t entertain those type of things,” she told host, Mina SayWhat.
Taylor continued, “What I won’t downplay is me and Ray. We used to stay in the same building. He dated my best friend. I was on the phone with her and she was laughing like, ‘don’t even feed into that.’ I never touched that man. That’s my homie. I don’t condone what he did, and I don’t condone what his wife did. They need to work that out and figure it out, however, she shouldn’t have hit him and he shouldn’t hit her. I feel like there is a double standard because sometimes we don’t realize that a man is still a man but Ray shouldn’t have put his hands on her and she shouldn’t have put her hands on him.”
“I’m in a full blown relationship [with Iman] so don’t drag me into that. I never touched that man. What y’all not going to say is that I was the reason why that happened in that elevator.”