Benzino Not Ashamed About Crying Over Longstanding Beef w/ Eminem, Despite Criticism: ‘I Needed That’

Benzino, Eminem

Benzino Not Ashamed About Crying Over Longstanding Beef w/ Eminem, Despite Criticism: ‘I Needed That’

Looks like Benzino doesn’t care what people think about him shedding tears over his rap beef with Eminem.

The rapper took to social media recently to address the backlash he’s received following the emotional moment and shared that the release was seemingly therapeutic for him.


Benzino, real name Raymond Scott, 58, uploaded an image to his Instagram page titled “Reasons Why Crying Is Good.” The photo’s text listed several explanations as to why people shouldn’t shy away from being tearful. Some of the noted reasons to cry included letting go of “bottled up emotions” and relieving “both emotional and physical pain.”

As a caption to the post, Benzino wrote:

I had so much built up anger, frustration and evil built up inside of me…….Ngl, minus the alcohol….I needed that sh*t… really helped.”

In a subsequent post, the “Rock The Party” artist shared a message his friend wrote regarding the situation that read:

“I see a lot of people laughing at Benzino crying, 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***a will cry right before he push ya sh*t back.”

The “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” alum’s post came as a response to people calling him out for crying about his beef with fellow rapper Eminem. As we recently covered, the situation happened while Benzino spoke on his strained relationship with the “Slim Shady” artist, real name Marshall Mathers, 51, during his appearance on N.O.R.E.’s Drink Champs. In his tearful rant, Benzino claimed that he has no real issue with Eminem and no longer wants any animosity or violent talk between them. He stated:

“I don’t have nothing against Eminem…Em can rap, but I care about us more. I don’t want to talk about it no more.”

He added:

“I don’t know him to hate him…I don’t hate white people. I’m tired of this sh*t, 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.”


The two have been going back and forth with one another since 2002 when Eminem took issue with Benzino because he felt that the former Source Magazine co-owner slighted his skill as a rapper due to his race. It does not appear that Eminem has responded to Benzino’s plea for a truce at this time.

What were your thoughts on Benzino’s tearful discussion about Eminem? Let us know in the comments section below!

Authored by: Kay Johnson