FEATURE: Tahiry Jose, Overnight Celebrity [Photos]

Photography Charlie Langella

Photography Charlie Langella

Tahiry has the internet going nuts, literally. The New York-bred Dominicana first went viral when photos of her, her apple bottom and her boyfriend Joe Budden, surfaced on several gossip hip-hop blogs.

Soon after, TeeTee sporadically began popping up on Jump Off’s Joe Budden TV. It turns out web heads were more into Tahiry’s curves than hearing Joey warn rappers about putting his “foot in their ass.” Initially limited to brief cameos, she quickly nabbed a lead role-resulting in spiking YouTube views and a buzz of her own, a buzz so deafening that King magazine, XXL‘s sister publication, came calling.

Now arguably Joe Budden TV‘s main draw, the web star-turned-pinup is splitting King‘s last cover with Keyshia Cole. XXL recently caught up with Tahiry to discuss her past video vixen ambitions, the other bad girlfriend, Amber Rose, and whether or not her butt really has a bigger buzz than Joe.

XXL: How did your first appearance on Joe Budden TV happen? Did Joe just turn on the camera or did he prep you before hand?

Tahiry: No there was no prepping at all, not even now… it was just taping. Joey is very computer savvy. He loves his cameras and his computers. He happened to have bought the camera. He was at the studio all night and he just walked in and I had the covers on my head and when I look up he’s recording me and making fun so I just cursed him out. So it was pretty much just him being happy with his new toy.

XXL: Has there ever been something he filmed, something you felt was inappropriate to go online and told him, “Joe, you not putting this online?”

T: No we pretty much…lemme see, everything is just what it is. We do look back at what we film and laugh about it but we never had any time where we were like, “no this is not going up.”

XXL: At what point did you realize you were getting some kind of buzz?

T: After the “Come Upstairs 4 A Minute” [webisode] and after we put it up and I think after a couple hours it had 6 to 8 thousand views. To me it was incredible. I’m not the computer savvy girl so I sat down and looked at Joey and said, “10,000 people watched, is that even possible?” The response was huge really quickly.

XXL: You got a buzz without being in a video, was being in videos something that ever crossed your mind before?

T: Yes, when I was younger.

XXL: Did you go through with it?

T: No I didn’t do a video, never. I’m really shy, I’m really timid.

XXL: We can’t tell.

T: You know why people can’t tell, because I’m at my home you know it’s my camera.  I’m in control, it’s the dynamics between me and my boyfriend, it’s how  we act on a regular basis, it’s nothing planned, so it’s what I know. That’s why I’m so comfortable. People approached me throughout the years. I thought about doing it, but the fact that I’m shy held me back so I’ve never done one. You know every girl thinks about that when they watch TV when they look at these girls and they  play dress up and they look cute in the video, everybody’s like, “Oh, I want to do that one day,” but you know because I’m shy…

XXL: I think I remember an episode where you said people were starting to recognize you and they were coming up to you now. What are they usually saying when they come up to you?

T: Well I got a number of guys at bars where I work at, they did the star struck line. I had a guy hyperventilate and not understand, like he was just really at awe when I approached him about what he wanted to drink. He was like, “Oh my God, oh my God, does anybody know who you are? You’re famous, oh my God.” And you get  the “Oh my God” for like half and hour and I was like, “Dude can I get you a Heineken? Hello, it’s okay, it’s me relax.” They walking around with their iPhones on one of the episodes and they point out and they call me over like “This is you, this is you.” I get a lot of that.

XXL: So you still work as a bartender?

T: I work in all my regular spots, yeah. I have a number of bartending jobs.

XXL: We won’t make them public ’cause next thing you know they’ll be a bunch of people there just trying to get a glimpse?

T: I’m getting that. I walked in on Friday at work and I had like 18 guys that I’ve never seen before just stand there and watch me, then after a half hour they ordered and then after they ordered they sat there and everybody’s just quiet and then when I start cracking jokes they’re like, “Oh my God, you really are that cool. I get that already.

Photography Charlie Langella

Photography Charlie Langella

XXL: How has it been doing interviews? I’m assuming it’s something new for you.

T: It’s so new that I’m nervous right now. Joey is pretty much a very resourceful guy. He really helps me out with these things because you know I’m like I said, shy. I don’t know… this is just all new, like now I’m looking at like, “3 O’clock, oh my God, interview.” It’s been cool, but I feel like I still have a lot to learn.

XXL: You said comments online used to bother you. What kind of negative comments are you getting?

T: I think I have a 50/50. Hold up, I’m lying. I think I have an 80/20, an 80 of like, “Girl do your thing,” you know, “F the haters” and then of course you have the haters that say, “Joey’s exploiting you, we don’t want to hear her speak” or “I’m tired of hearing her speak” or “Joey stop posting your girlfriend.” Those are like the comments but I no longer read them. If I do run into one or hear one or somebody calls me about it, it’s funny to me now. Like I said Joey, he guides me through this whole process. He has the thickest skin ever in life. You know you used to be everywhere, in the hood and people always have things to say, but it’s on a different level now. It bothered [me] for maybe 2.2 seconds, but then I look over at my partner who deals with this everyday and he’s able to get up and do what he has to do, then it motivates me to be like, “You know what, F them. I’m fine, we’re going to be fine. Don’t pay it no mind.”  Obviously it’s funny to me. I don’t care anymore.

XXL: So you’re starting to be mentioned with another celebrity girlfriend, Amber Rose. We even did a  Amber Rose vs. Tahiry blog. How do you like being compared or pit against her?

T: Well I’m actually flattered. I’m just a regular girl and to even be mentioned… I think Amber Rose is sexy and extremely beautiful, so I think it’s awesome. I’m flattered, I’m honored to have another girl, another woman who’s fucking amazing and people to actually put our names in the same sentence.

XXL: How did the King shoot happen?

T: They contacted Joey’s manager Crystal about having me actually doing a page, I think three pages and like I said I’m very shy and things started happening way too fast. So, it took me a while to soak it all in. In the beginning I was like, “you know what, nah I don’t know, I don’t know if I’m ready for this.” Joey again since he is my guide, he sat down and tried to explain to me what’s happening, and me being timid again I said, “No, I need some time.” Eventually I put the S on my chest and I said, “Let’s do it.” I got the cover which wasn’t expected either.

XXL: How was the experience with the shoot? I know you said you’re shy.

T: I was very nervous. To me, like I said you watch videos  and you think it’s like playing dress up, every girl likes to get their hair and make up done and put on some outfits and pose for the camera. Every girl wants to feel sexy and do things like that but it’s hard work.  It’s a lot of hard work, but it was great, I’ll do it again.

XXL: So where are you trying to take this King cover. It’s a pretty big platform, a big stepping stone.

T: Well I don’t know, there’s a foundation I wanna pursue acting because I can’t sing I’m gonna keep it real because you know how everyone goes to singer or rapping and I can’t do none of that so I’d probably pursue my passion in acting.

XXL: So that was something you were doing before?

T: Actually I didn’t really have the time because I’m the oldest of three and my family comes first.  So I was out handling my business, taking care my family and so my passion and the things I wanna do,  I put it all the way at the back. And now I’m at a point where I can go out there and do it because Joe Budden TV pushed me. So now I’m gonna take advantage of this time that I have.

XXL: Does your butt really have a bigger buzz than Joe?

T: No. My boyfriend is extremely talented I don’t know that my butt has a bigger buzz, but you know I don’t even know how to answer that question to be quite honest with you. To me it’s not about the buzz, my boyfriend is extremely talented, he’s fucking great and as far as my butt, that’s just a line when [Joe and Saigon] were beefin’. He just wanted to go and try and diss him. But I don’t even know how to answer that. I don’t think so. I think Joey and me are together, so if I have a buzz, we have a buzz.-Carl Chery

King magazine’s 51st and last issue featuring Tahiry Jose and Keyshia Cole on the covers, hits newsstands April 21st.

  • http://xxl gside

    SEXY VERY !

    • G-UNOT

      I smashed her at the 04 Crip Awards!!!

      • http://milf ball wall street killa

        fuck this bitch a hoe on the low

      • Sara

        Real men don’t feel the need to say things like that. Even if you did, the fact that she moved on means you must not have been all that……

      • P-Funk

        What he means is he smashed her picture in his fist while he was hurting himself. G got nothing but callouses.

  • JUMPOFF JACKOFF

    THAT’S A LOTTA ASS! KING & BACKSHOTS – R.I.P

  • Worley

    Tahiry is really something to look at. Good lawd. I like how she holds Joe down. Stay true. Stay true.

  • Avenger XL

    Smartest marketing ploy by Joe Buddens evaaaaar! He on some Ice-T Coco steez

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  • geico lizard

    Amber Rose>>>Tahiry

  • texasmade

    she aright….shhhhiiitt

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  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    THAT WAS A VERY GOOD INTERVIEW. SHE’S A DOWN ASS CHICK WHO OBVIOUSLY LOVES JOE, SO TO HELL WITH THE HATER’S!!! THE INTERNET HAS MADE IT SO PEOPLE WHO JUST WANT TO TALK SHIT & HATE CAN DO SO & BRAG TO THEIR FRIENDS ABOUT HAVING THEIR NAME OR NICK NAME ON SOME WEBSITE. IT’S OBVIOUS THAT SHE HASN’T LET THIS “FAME” GO TO HER HEAD, SHE’S STILL WORKING A REGULAR JOB LIKE A “REGULAR JOE”.

    PEACE & GET MONEY!!!
    MOGUL $$$ GAME ’09!!

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Joe put a ring on it, and get that prenup right !! I just lost a bad one fucking around and not, taking that next step !! Now I’m back to my old rats, chubby chicks and the hand and the pr0n.. Till I bump me another bad one ! SMH. Lock that up

    • DETROIT

      AIN’T THAT THE TRUTH! SAME SHIT HAPPENED TO ME BRO, YOU ARE NOT ALONE…LOL.

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  • http://myspace.com/edwardstwins B.A.B.E.

    Gotta love here… she’s real… meaning attitude and body!!!

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  • Jamal7Mile

    Good Lawd!! Amber who??…

  • Jhon da Analyst

    I know there are some brothas on here who dont dig black or latina chicks. But I’ll take Tahiry over Amber Rose anyday. That’s dat arroz con pollo, putas!!!

    • yoprince

      lol.. like chris rock said, everybody fucks with latinas! right???

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  • Enlightened

    @ Avenger XL-

    Nah, not even Ice-T and Co Co. He on that Ice-T steez that he had with his original old lady in the 80s.

    • Jamal7Mile

      Ahhh yes… DARLENE!!! They broke up because Ice was cheating (wtf? why?? with who???). The original video vixen, I believe.

      but that’s another post…

      • BIGNAT

        oh hell yeah didn’t king do a shoot with her looking fine after all them years. milf like a muthafucker

  • Enlightened

    Amber Rose? Is y’all serious?

    She cool and all, but that bald head white bitch ain’t fuckin with none of the real bad broads out here.

  • chillin mayne

    DOMINICANAAAAAAAA..mi gente tan ALANTE Y ALANTE!!…its off da dayum chain to see dominicans errywhere…of course every race has beautiful women, pero e k la dominicana son taaaaaaan rica loko!!…case in point!!

  • yoprince

    well, looking st those pics, she’s a terrible model. and her beauty is terribly overrated at this point.

    but she does seem mad cool. and she’s definitely bad enough to get the sober dick.

    • yoprince

      *at

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  • A GENIUS

    AAHH MAN!!… I’m starting to REALLY FEEL TAHIRY… She’s got to be One of the BADDEST BROADS OUT Right Now!… JOey a luck nig to have such a FINE Ass Hold him down like that. Luck Nigga… She’s better than his Rap Career.. NO BULLSHIT!

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  • Hoe Budden

    Yooooooooo real talk she iight but i see bitches like her everyday….go 2 colleges,bus stops & bars I BET U FIND like 10 of her.

    She’s a hoe though that is trying to turn her self into a housewife.

    Plus, Latino females fine like that end up FAT AS HELL when they get old or have babies

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  • corlione39

    FUCC THAT GURL HOTT N FINE!!! BUT JOE BUDDEN TV??? I GUEZZ U GOTTA PAY UR DUEZ N START SUMWERE N I HOPE SHE CLAZZY ENUF NOT 2 GIVE IT UP 2 THAT YELLOW ASHY MO FO N STR8 UP GIT HER MONEY RITE!!!

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  • Ron Mega

    Tahiri is the total package. What else could a guy ask for. She handled herself well in the interview, and I love how she supports Budden.
    The pics speak for themselves.

    She’ll be in demand for a minute. Too bad King couldn’t hold up in this economic downturn.

    And Hoe Budden sound bitter and lonely with that wishful thinking. Get your weight up. Nobody cares what bad chicks you just look and don’t holla at. Hatas get sick when having to give someone their props.

    Pass on the Amber Rose for the Tahitian Treat.

  • What the ?

    Damn, that’s a lotta pooper.

    Why the fuck did hi-hop make fat flabby asses a good thing ? I mean a nice bubble but is great but when a woman’s ass sticks out further than her tits it’s too big, shit has to match just like a players fitted hat and kicks, naw mean ?

    You’d need a 14″ sausage just to penetrate that from the back unless the fire department stopped by with the Jaws of Life to spred those cheeks apart.

    • Enlightened

      What????????

      Are you serious?

      I see your point, a female can have too much ass (she don’t though).

      But what kind of broads ass don’t stick out farther than here titties besides somebody with a Paris Hilton body?

      Stick to them skinny white broads homie, this type of thing is not for you.

    • Oneofthemyo’s

      A yow get the fuck off this site…and any other hip hop site for that matter….nigga i am not playing, gtfoh

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  • What the ?

    “But what kind of broads ass don’t stick out farther than here titties besides somebody with a Paris Hilton body?

    Stick to them skinny white broads homie, this type of thing is not for you.”

    Naw, no Paris Hilton homie. I’ll take a fat ass over that bone rack that’s on the opposite end of the spectrum, but hip-hop goes for the biggest flabbiest shit and made it cool. Somewhere in the middle is perfect, or you know a little Haley Berry ass, definetly not this broad with Donky legs.

    Now these girls are still fine, but not the holy grail that hip-hop makes them out to be, I think it all started as a joke and blew way the fuck out of proportion somewhere down the line.

  • Legend7

    Down to earth girl, fine as hell, and sticks to her man. That’s wassup. Joey; you got a keeper. I hope this shit doesn’t mess up the relationship

  • niggafrommemphis

    she’s bad,but is she bad enough for him to go gold in todays’ economy.to be continued…..

  • swisha

    holy swiss, prolly the biggest and sweetest ass i’ve seen this year xD

  • HONEY85

    SHE HAS A BANGIN’ BODY BUT HER FACE DOESN’T LOOK LIKE MUCH. BUT I SEE SHE GET IT HOW SHE CAN!!!!!

  • Randall

    Damn main that girl got a big booty and some nice boobs Id like stick my dick in dat booty and suck them titis DAMN she FINE

  • http://www.tahiryonline.com K. Norris

    when are you guys gonna feature Tahiry again? I see she has a 2011 calendar coming out. Looks like it’s something serious.

  • Seth (to the Mother Fuckin’) Bryant

    Man this woman is badder than a whole prison full of convicts that actually did it. I would do shit to her she did think was humanly possibe.

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    Yo she has a website. http://www.tahiryonline.com she got some more pics and a dvd. I love this chick.

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  • Geoffrey Hetherington

    I am from Pittsburgh and want to meet Tahiri Jose and mailing address is 1135 Fifth Avenue Apt.308 New Kensington PA 15068