Who is Amina Buddafly? Amina Buddafly is a singer, songwriter, producer and cast member on “Love & Hip Hop: New York,” the fourth installment of the popular Vh1 reality series. Amina Buddafly is one of several new ladies on “Love & Hip Hop: New York,” which premieres on Oct. 28, and she joins Tara Wallace and Erica Jean.
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But who is Amina Buddafly, besides another up-and-comer poised to get the gossip mills churning? She’s apparently “started a new relationship” with rapper-turned-manager Peter Gunz, according to MarketWatch, and that’s making for some intrigue on the “Love & Hip Hop” set, especially since Gunz has lived for years with Wallace, the mother of his two boys.
The question, “Who is Amina Buddafly?” is answered quite thoroughly on the Vh1 website, and while there’s no mention of Peter Gunz in her bio, hers is quite an interesting story. Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, Amina Schmahl, aka Amina Buddafly, is the product of a music-loving German mother and Senegalese father who played a jazz musician. She could apparently sing before she could talk, and by the time she was 13, she’d begun writing songs. Alongside her older sister Sophie and her twin Jazz, she formed a trio called Black Buddafly, and in 1997, the group signed with BMG Germany. After releasing the single “Choyce,” they moved to New York City with little more than “$600 and a dream,” according to Vh1, and before long, they’d signed with Def Jam and J Records.
Who is Amina Buddafly? She’s a tenacious lady. After Black Buddafly broke up and Sophie and Jazz had returned to Germany, she stuck with the music business and taught herself piano. Influenced by a range of artists—everyone from Mariah Carey to the Bangles—she became a songwriter and producer, and her cannon of songs includes some 400 compositions.
“Music is a feeling and I believe only if it comes from my heart and I really love it, people can feel it,” Amina Buddafly said, according to Vh1. Who is Amina Buddafly, then? She’s a true believer and multi-talented artist, and while it remains to be seen how she’ll fit with the other cast members on “Love & Hip Hop”—early reports indicate a love triangle involving Peter Gunz and Tara Wallace—the show is a constant wellspring of drama and intrigue, so the relatively obscure artist is no doubt headed for fame—if not infamy. By this time next year, the only people asking, “Who is Amina Buddafly?” will be those without cable or the Internet—folks who live under rocks, in other words.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"