Benzino Speaks Out About His Beef With Eminem: ‘Eminem Is Not In The Culture That I’m From’

Benzino attends "The Next 15" Atlanta screening

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During a recent interview, Benzino opens up about his beef with rapper Eminem. 


“At that time, I felt deep about what I was standing for,” Benzino said. “My thing is hip-hop is the only thing that made white people come to the culture, buy into the culture, spend money, and also interact with the culture through hip-hop.”


Back in the day, Benzino referred to Em as a “2003 Vanilla Ice” and things have ben rocky between the two since. 


“Eminem is not in the culture that I’m from,” Benzino explains. “That’s not a bad thing. I’m not mad at that…. He grew up where there weren’t a lot of black people.”


Em has yet to respond to these comments.