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Benzino has remained unbending on his view about Eminem's place in Hip Hop Culture. He reiterated his stance during an interview with hosts N.O.R.E and DJ EFN on Revolt Tv's Drink Champs.

 

“The only time I gave myself the mics was the Eminem situation,” he said. “I felt like at that point — because it was me against the staff, me against everybody. At that point, I was like fuck everybody. I was in a dark place where I felt like I’m standing for something that's right. I know deep down what I’m standing for, it’s just not rapping. But I just felt like nobody backed me.”

 

“The only time I gave myself the mics was the Eminem situation,” he said. “I felt like at that point — because it was me against the staff, me against everybody. At that point, I was like fuck everybody. I was in a dark place where I felt like I’m standing for something that's right. I know deep down what I’m standing for, it’s just not rapping. But I just felt like nobody backed me.”


According to Benzino, he was taking a stand for Hip Hop. “At that time, I felt deep about what I was standing for,” he stated. “My thing was Hip Hop — and I always said this and people have heard it before — Hip Hop was 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. Nothing else has happened that brought white people to black people then that."

 

“So, I felt like once they get a white rapper … that white people want to buy him, then they fuck with that balance. ‘Cause now white people will just fuck with him because of his skin colour. Before they had to fuck with us ’cause that’s the music. I didn’t feel that way about the Beastie Boys. I didn’t feel that way about 3rd Bass. With Eminem, I just felt like OK, Hip Hop is big now. It’s pop now and white people are buying into it. Now, we need a white person to represent white people. And that’s just what happened. What I said happened, happened.”

 

When Benzino was asked on his stance on Eminem as a part of the Hip Hop culture, the former Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star repeatedly said no and explained his reasoning. “Eminem is not in the culture that I’m from,” Benzino answered. “That’s not a bad thing. I’m not mad at that. A lot of people ain’t. But he’s not. We’re not from the same cultures. He grew up one way, I grew up a whole different way. That’s what I mean, culture. He grew up where there was not too many black people and growing up around black people and how we live.”

 

Benzino stated, “Hip Hop is more than just rap, it’s a culture. It’s our fucking life. It isn’t just rap … So to him, I’m sure it’s rap.” Check out video below for full details.

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