Originally Published on TheBoombox.com.
Peter Gunz is giving love in hip-hop a bad rap. The turmoil regarding the rapper’s love triangle has been the highlight of VH1′s ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ this season. Episode after episode, he hangs his head in shame after getting caught in a web of lies by the mother of his children, Tara, and his failed attempt to keep his wife, Amina, a secret.
No matter how much these two women cry over Peter, he tries to remain romantically involved with both at the same time. But are his scheming ways a reflection of how all rappers are in relationships? Or is Peter just in a class all of his own?
Born Peter Pankey, the 44-year-old hails from the Bronx, N.Y., and is best known as one-half of the short-lived hip-hop duo of Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz. Their single, ‘Déjà Vu (Uptown Baby),’ released in 1998, peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 6 in Canada. The two split ways soon after the song’s debut, putting an end to their short reign on the charts.
During Season 3 of ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York,’ Peter surfaced as the voice of reason for his business partner, Rich Dollaz, who was having relationship and management troubles of his own with cast member Erica Mena. Peter told Rich to cut off Erica as her negativity and unprofessionalism began to affect their money. But little did viewers know that he who was casting stones was sitting on his own pile of dirty laundry. And this season, Peter decided to come clean — he blamed being broke as the reason he put all of his business on front street.
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