Benzino retracts his Eminem hate in podcast appearance
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Benzino retracts his Eminem hate in podcast appearance

Former co-owner of Source magazine, Benzino recently took back some of his derogatory remarks about Eminem as he opened up about their fiery feuds over the years.

During the 2000s, the magazine’s heyday, as its co-owner and editor-in-chief Benzino became a prominent figure within the culture. However, he refused to give Eminem’s project, The Eminem Show, five stars despite its commercial success and ever since the pair have been feuding.

During a recent appearance on the Drink Champs podcast with Noreaga and DJ EFN, Benzino explained his true feelings about Emine (real name Marshall Mathers) following his most recent diss track ‘Doomsday Pt. 2.’

Reflecting on their years-long beef, Benzino admitted, “I don’t have nothing against Eminem. He can rap, but I care about us more. I don’t want to talk about it no more. My daughter came to the industry figuring, ‘I gotta be cool with Eminem because everybody is against my dad.'”

He continued, “I don’t hate Eminem. I don’t know him to hate him. I don’t hate white people tired of this shit, man. It’s just too much. I don’t want to be the bad guy. Eminem ain’t no bad person. He belongs in hip-hop. It’s a big racist problem in America right now, and Eminem could probably stop half of it.”

Mathers, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to be in a forgiving mood as, in collaboration with Cole Bennett’s esteemed YouTube channel, Lyrical Lemonade, earlier this year, he released the savage diss track ‘Doomsday Pt. 2’ which took aim at Benzino and his daughter, the vocalist Coi Leray. 

On ‘Doomsday Pt. 2′ Mathers made fun of Benzino’s appearance as he rapped, “Now I got a riddle (What?), one condition, you mustn’t laugh / What is the opposite of Benzino? / A giraffe / Go at his neck, how the f*ck is that? / How can I go at somethin’ he doesn’t have? / Arm so short he can’t even touch his hands / When they’re up above his head doin’ jumpin’ jacks.”

However, you can watch Benzino’s apology in the video below.