Raymond “Benzino” Scott is the former owner of “The Source” magazine. Also, Benzino has rapped, produced, and acted. In fact, Benzino starred in the reality TV show “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.”
Benzino Has The 411
During Benzino’s interview with hosts O’God and SamAnt he sets the record straight. Benzino admits he never had beef with Fifty. He discussed how he met Fifty. Benzino mentioned that Fifty was stabbed at the “Hit Factory” studio in March 2004. Allegedly, there was a fight between Fifty and his rival Jeffrey” Ja Rule” Atkins. The beef between Fifty and Ja Rule allegedly started when one of Fifty’s associates stole a chain from Ja Rule. At the time Ja Rule was filming a video in Queens, NY. CEO Irv Gotti and Ja Rule were charged with assault against Fifty. However, the charges against both men were later dismissed, as reported by Complex.
As the conversation went on, Benzino mentioned the reason why he rapped about Eminem. In 2003, Benzino was involved in a highly publicized feud with Marshall”Eminem” Mathers. It all allegedly began when The Source magazine rated Eminem’s song “My Name Is” lower than Eminem thought it should be. Of course, Benzino then referred to Eminem as “2003 Vanilla Ice.” Then Eminem dissed Benzino and The Source magazine on a few songs. Benzino responded with a few diss of his own on “Pull Your Skirt Up” and “Die Another Day.” Naturally, the two rappers went back and forth. Eventually, the feud died down.
In regards to the Fifty and Ja Rule beef, Benzino had limited knowledge. But he did share his thoughts on what he heard about it. In Ja Rule’s book “Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man” he talked about the alleged fight. So. it does appear that some sort of altercation between Fifty and Ja Rule took place in Atlanta. Although it happened so long ago details are a little sketchy. At any rate, Benzino’s interview was another one for the books.
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