Benzino Holds Regrets For Hip Hop Beef With Eminem
Benzino recently admitted that he holds regrets for the beef that he had with Eminem, but more than anything he is sorry for taking personal shots at the Em’s daughter Hailie.
It was one of the most controversial hip hop beefs that not only became highly publicized but also became extremely personal between Benzino and Eminem.
It all went down almost ten years ago and many can remember that Eminme went all in as he bashed Benzino after he had said some awful things about Eminem’s daughter. This was also the time when Em and 50 were feuding with Ja Rule and we all know what happened to Ja’s career after this.
Regardless of the outcome though, in a recent video interview with Global Grind TV, Benzino spoke about his beef with the Detroit emcee.
Benzino also admits that at the time he felt untouchable because of his position as CEO and co-owner of The Source. As a result, he thought he was correct about publishing content disparaging Em or even threatening Em’s daughter Hailie on a song.
Fast forward 10 years later, and things seems much more clear as Benzino says that he regrets taking their beef to such a personal level, and would apologize to the Shady Records impresario if he ever got the chance.
“When the Eminem situation happened, I was just on top and I didn’t have to answer to nobody,” he said. “When you’re on top and even with a lot of people in New York [and] even with labels, you still have to answer to somebody. Me and Dave [Mays, co-founder] was [at The Source], and at that point, I wanted to prove to everybody like, ‘Listen, I’m the one running this here and I can do this without reservation’…it was a mistake for me getting involved in the situation with Eminem.”
He added, “The Eminem thing started getting uglier and uglier, and of course I can take responsibility for some of the stuff I said as far as directly towards his family, you know, really personal shots. It was out of order. I believe some of the stuff that he said was out of order also, but at the end of the day, it’s all fair in war…if I could do it over again, I definitely would. Eminem was and still is a major force. Hip Hop has brought cultures together – Asian, Latino, Black, White – and I should have been more responsible…[If I met him today] first I’d want to apologize for the Hailie references.”