Amina (formerly of "Black Buddafly") was born and raised in Hamburg Germany, to a Senegalese father and a German mother with music always playing in the house.
So it was no wonder why rapper-turned-manager Peter Gunz was working with Amina, and as the closer they worked the closer they became which led to a relationship and ultimately a marriage. The story gets better; as Peter was involved in a serious relationship for over 13 years with Tara Wallace, the mother of his two children. Amina who asserts that she honestly didn’t know about Peter’s other life opens up in this exclusive interview about her feelings toward Tara, her music, and what she has learned about herself from this “love triangle.” Read the exclusive interview below and tune in tonight for a brand new “Love & Hip Hop” at 8:00 pm ET/PT on VH1. To hear Amina's new single, "Don't Wanna Be Right" click here and be sure to get her new EP from iTunes once it's released tomorrow (12/17/13).
Examiner: How are you?
Amina Buddafly: “I am good…not feeling this cold weather!”
Examiner: How has it been seeing yourself on TV these past few weeks?
Amina Buddafly: “It has been a crazy experience…I don’t like seeing myself on television, and then with everything that has been happening, it has been rough to be honest. I knew that this was coming.”
Examiner: How did the opportunity present itself for you to join the cast of Love & Hip Hop NY?
Amina Buddafly: “Because of Peter, they were interested in him and once he started talking about his life then they invited me to come meet them.”
Examiner: Do you regret your decision to join the cast now after what has happened?
Amina Buddafly: “Sometimes lately I have…it has been affecting me emotionally, some days are good and some days are not. I try to look at the positive, and the reason why I did it was to expose my music.”
Examiner: When can your fans expect your new EP?
Amina Buddafly: “The release date is Tuesday, December 17th. I am super excited because most of the music has been inspired by the show.”
Examiner: How would you describe this project?
Amina Buddafly: “This EP is called, ‘I am Part 2’ and the songs are inspired very much by the show, and I worked with a pretty dope producer, but still making the music from scratch by myself as well as writing the lyrics. It’s a different sound, but it is very much me, and I’m very proud of it because I created everything.”
Examiner: Do you think that Yandy is now regretting her decision not to work with you?
Amina Buddafly: “I hope she does (laughs), she’s my girl, but I do want to make her regret it a little bit. Who knows how she feels, maybe she doesn’t really care…but I do want to prove her wrong.
Examiner: How do you feel about some of the backlash from some of the viewers, specifically calling you the other woman?
Amina Buddafly: “The crazy thing from the beginning from the show it would appear that I was the other woman, but truthfully I never knew about Tara and his family life…to me I was his woman and had no idea about his other life. It’s difficult sometimes, but I really do try to stay positive because a lot of what people say can be very hurtful.”
Examiner: What have you learned about yourself from this experience?
Amina Buddafly: “I should always trust my feelings…because now I am seeing so many things that I used to think, but I just didn’t say anything back then.”
Examiner: Do you feel like you owe Tara an apology?
Amina Buddafly: “Absolutely not, for what? I feel like she owes me a big one, first of all, for hitting me…I feel like I did nothing wrong, the fact is that I didn’t know. I told Peter once I did start knowing things that I wanted him to do what he wanted, and ultimately it was up to him, and he decided to stay with me.”
Examiner: How do you feel about Peter’s children throughout this entire experience?
Amina Buddafly: “It’s hard, and it’s one of the reasons why I take so much that I’m not happy with because I do think about them, and Peter reminds me that he has to keep them in mind. I do feel bad because of what is happening and they are affected by it, and while I don’t really know what to do, I do feel bad.”
Examiner: What can viewers expect from you and Peter as the season goes on?
Amina Buddafly: “There is definitely more coming, and some stuff that I am actually looking forward to…it gets better I promise.”
Examiner: How are you feeling about the reunion taping coming up?
Amina Buddafly: “Honestly, I am not looking forward to it at all…however; I am performing at the reunion, so I am looking forward to that…other than that, I just want to get it over with.”
Examiner: What can your fans expect from you in the future?
Amina Buddafly: “I plan on doing a full album next year, I am going to be shooting videos and hopefully now I may be able to tour and perform live…I just want to play my music.”