Benzino Responds To Jokes About Viral Meltdown Over Eminem On “Drink Champs”


Benzino says his emotional Drink Champs interview helped release the “anger, frustration and evil built up inside of me.” 

Benzino has seen and heard the jokes clowning him over his emotional Drink Champs interview but insists the moment “really helped” him. 

The former publisher of The Source went viral as social media users shared clips of an intoxicated Benzino unraveling as he discussed his beef with Eminem. He broke down while addressing the decades-long feud and how it affects his relationship with his daughter, Coi Leray. 

However, while the jokes continued to fly, Benzino believes it’s not a laughing matter. He took to Instagram Monday (February 19) to respond. He shared a post from New York rapper Hocus 45th defending him and warning people not to play with Benzino. 

“I see a lot of people laughing at benzino crying,” the post read. “I don’t find that funny at all, I seen killers get emotional and start breaking down In tears. Crying don’t make you weak, crying is just a human emotion, don’t ever get it twisted, a n#### will cry right before he push ya s### back 700.” 

Benzino added, “yea sounds about right.” 

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He also shared a “Reasons Why Crying Is Good” infographic and said the emotional moment was cathartic.  

“I had so much built up anger, frustration and evil built up inside of me,” he wrote. “Ngl, minus the alcohol….I needed that s###… really helped.”

During his Drink Champs interview, Benzino told N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN “I don’t have nothing against Eminem,” before adding, “I don’t want to talk about it no more.” 

However, he continued to take shots at him, posting a recording of Eminem’s manager allegedly selling him out. He also mentioned Em during an appearance on The Danza Project, claiming he heard Slim Shady was a guest on Jeffrey Epstein’s island.  

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