Love & Hip-Hop: New York star, Tahiry Jose, who we all know as Joe Budden’s ex-girlfriend, was recently arrested for assault on her birthday. The star was trying to celebrate not only her cake day but Cinco de Mayo but things went south when she and her roommate got into it in her New Jersey home. Arrest documents state, Tahiry punched and scratched the woman in her face … and yanked her hair, leaving “reddish bruises” on the right side of her face.

According to TMZ, Tahiry states she was the victim. She says once returning to her home the woman — whom she’d just recently allowed to stay with her — jumped her and started breaking stuff. Jose was booked for assault and then released the next day. Jose says she was defending herself and plans to press charges.