Rapper Benzino has been a rapper that has held long grudges, despite his own relegation to the infamous times of his heyday in hip-hop. The rapper turned reality star hasn’t kept up with the hits as much as he’s kept up with the hate towards one rapper, Eminem.
Kim Osorio dealt with being the target of the rapper during her time at The Source, including now-infamous bosses David Mays and Ray Scott aka rapper Benzino. Osorio was fired but then sued for sexual discrimination and won a settlement that ended her time at the magazine once considered the “Bible of Hip-Hop,” but she took her experiences and wrote a book about her time as a woman in the world of hip-hop, at the top of one of the most powerful magazines ever.
She also details in the book some tea on a few of the past rappers she’s been linked with – with 50 Cent being one of the ones that she’d come across during her time at the magazine, and at the time, she insinuated that he was better in bed than another rapper she’d been linked with – Nas.
Osorio’s tales aside, Benzino hasn’t been much of an active participant in mainstream music for quite some time, becoming more prominent in the last few years as a reality TV star on shows related loosely to music. He’s appeared on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars and Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta, having minor appearances and arcs.
In Season 2 of the show, Kirk Frost, along with castmates Benzino, Lil Scrappy, Bambi and a few other women, were in a hot tub on camera, caught frolicking with someone not his wife. As the series progressed, Frost had a few other issues but this one in the hot tub was explosive because it was the first.
While watching the scene back, Frost remarked on how Scrappy and Bambi ended up being a couple with children, and that made it odd to see Benzino being familiar with Bambi in the past.
“You know when Scrappy started to date Bambi, I actually was like, ‘She’s really a good chick, though,’” Kirk said, watching the scene. “She was kind of watching out for me at that joint, even though it seems strange. Bambi was the one that was like, ‘Aye, get it together.’ She felt like a big sister. So she was chillin’. She was there, but she ain’t do nothin’ crazy. So I kind of feel like it’s weird to see them together, but I told him I could see them being together.”
Face it stans y’all will always be hip hop goofiest most out of touch fan base 🤣 straight bozos— Only 1 Benzino (@IAMBENZINO) November 1, 2020
Benzino is now back focused on his old nemesis Eminem and has been targeting him and his fans over the past few days. Largely, he’s taken aim at Em’s fans however, even calling out their potential choice of President as Election Day drew closer.
“Face it stans y’all will always be hip hop goofiest most out of touch fan base straight bozos,” he wrote on Twitter before going on a diatribe that was largely deleted after the “stans” attacked him back, with stan being short for stalker plus fan. It’s a call back to an Eminem song about his rabid fans.
“All they do is worship a corny tailed [trailer] park trash kkkrakkker who puts words together and knows nothing about our culture,” he wrote and erased. “He rhymes masturbator with elevator and all the corny white people go crazy, they goofy a**. He dresses in drag, let’s men out their bare a**es in his face.”
There’s been no response from Eminem of course, but his fans took up the call to defend him from Benzino, of all people.
See a reaction video below.