Coi Leray and her father, Benzino, have had quite the rocky relationship and it has all unfolded in front of fans' eyes. After appearing on Angie Martinez’s podcast and discussing her relationship with her father, Benzino had some thoughts on what was said. Now, Leray is settling the score once and for all.
In the interview with Martinez, Leray suggested that her father is “envious” of her success. In response, Benzino took to Instagram to deny those claims.
“How tf can be envious towards someone I RAISED, NUTURED, PROVIDED FOR, INFLUENCED, AND LOVE VERY DEARLY???” He said. “In my 40 years in hip hop I’ve never ever seen an artist DOG their parents out the way Coi does and it’s embarrassing and sad.”
Fed up with the back and forth between her and her father, Leray spoke out on Instagram Live to clear the air. She said that she won’t speak on him anymore and revealed that Benzino said he doesn’t want to speak to her again.
“I wish that he would just respect that – again, the interview was done in June," she said. "I haven’t said anything since but, respectfully, I wish that we could just keep everything offline moving forward."
“We don’t got to have a relationship but I’m still your kid, it is what it is. So, just respect the fact that what you’re doing is not cool,” she continued.
Leray continued to explain that she just wishes to have support from her father instead of going online to bash her.
“Instead of you congratulating me and be happy for me, you want to go online and try and use me to prove yourself to these people in this industry on why you didn’t get the respect or whatever is it that you deserve,” she added. “I don’t want to be your clout kid. I rather us, again, just hit me offline.”