Love & Hip Hop drama popped off when cast member Joe Budden reportedly put hands on Safaree - when he learned that Safaree was secretly dating his fiancé's ex-girflriend

Joe Budden and Safaree used to be best friends, now they are ENEMIES. It's all because Joe is in his feelings about Safaree dating Erica Mena - who used to date his fiancé Cyn Santana.

Joe Budden is a 2000s rapper turned popular podcaster, who stars on the reality show Love & Hip Hop with Safaree Samuels. Joe is currently engaged with Cyn Santana, and Safaree started dating Erica Mena last fall. Safaree has since gotten engaged to Erica, and they are expecting a child together.

But before they were all with their respective partners, Erica used to date Cyn. The two ladies were in a lesbian relationship, and considered themselves "gay" at the time.

Here are a pic of them together:

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Erica and Cyn's breakup ended badly, with accusations of domestic violence thrown back and forth between the two ladies.

Up until last fall, Joe and Safaree were best friends. The two were nearly inseparable, and Safaree often stayed over at Joe and Cyn's home

Here's Safaree buying Joe a gift for his birthday:

But in November, Safaree surprised everyone (including Joe) and got in a relationship with Joe's fiancé's ex-girlfriend. And Joe didn't take it well AT ALL.

MTO News was told that Joe's reaction was violent - and it was captured for the Love & Hip Hop cameras. A producer told us that Joe "put hands" on Safaree.

Producer's told MTO News that the "violent" encounter between Joe and Safaree will air tonight on Love & Hip Hop. 

We can't wait to see what happens. Here's a preview of it all: