Joe Budden and Santana got engaged on Wednesday, Dec. 19, during his Christmas-themed event for his podcast series in New York. The “Pump It” rapper invited his girlfriend onto the stage and asked her moments before his proposal, “Is this the best relationship you’ve ever been in? Prove it to me.”
Santana walked from the crowd to where Budden was kneeling, grabbed the mic and replied, “I want to spend this life and my next life with you. Yes … put that fucking ring on me man, c’mon.”
However, the 26-year-old mother’s special moment with her fiancé was denounced by critics who called the proposal rehearsed.
“Cyn and Joe just tryna secure a wedding special on lhh that s–t was fake,” one Twitter user commented.
Santana got wind of what folks were saying about Budden’s marriage offer and addressed naysayers by tweeting, “Y’all crazy if y’all think dis was rehearsed.”
“Do u see wut I’m wearing 😭😭😭 I’m a Libra I wouldve been in the wedding dress itself bitch!!!!! Ok bye back to dis HIGH😫😫😫😍😍😍😍😍😍,” the reality star added.
Fans chimed in under Santana’s tweet and told her to not “listen to the haters.”
“Chica, don’t listen to the haters! Enjoy your moment! Congrats ❤️!!”
“Girl don’t let nobody take your moment away from you, if they not saying congratulations, they can keep it moving. 🤷🏽♀️”
“Forget these folks. They don’t matter. So happy for you and Joe. Congrats mama!!! 🎉🎉🎉❤️❤️❤️💍💍💍.”
“Tell em girl don’t worry about what people say they’ll never be happy even when your happy. You guys are amazing together and I’m so so happy for you 💯👌🏽.”
Santana has been flashing her engagement ring around all over social media. In a recent Instagram post, the mother of one expressed how she’s looking forward to becoming Budden’s wife.
“From soulmates first..Before we even knew. To friends. To lovers. To parents. And now partners for life!” she wrote. “Thank you for loving me the way that you do. Our wedding is about to be on A THOUSAND!!!”