News: UPDATE: Crooked I Scolds Benzino's Actions, "Showing Guns On The Internet?"

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009 3:46PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Less than 24 hours after Benzino released a video warning Slaughterhouse about the consequences of sparking a beef against him, group member Crooked I has spoke out against the rap veteran's actions.

Releasing a video to address the matter, Crooked points out the faults in Zino's approach of publicly discussing their issues.

"Benzino, yo, real talk, why?," he asked. "You talking too much homie, you doing too much. It's only a couple ways to get out of a beef, man, and you might as well squash this sh*t. I know you was mad because [we] didn't do the motherf*cking interview with your magazine, but that was some other sh*t. You knew what that was about. You shouldn't have even spoke on it or caught feelings. If you a real gangsta, you don't catch feelings over that sh*t. You thinking with your emotions right now. Showing guns on the Internet? N*gga, you on the hip-hop cops radar right now, that's what you just did. Calm down homie, it's not about all that bullsh*t...I got love for Boston, don't even go there. Do not go there, you went too far showing motherf*cking pistols..." (YouTube)

Yesterday, Zino dropped a video clearing up his usage of a Raekwon verse for the Royce Da 5'9 diss track "Break To Build."

"I just wanna clarify a few things, you know what I'm saying about this whole Royce Da 5'9 situation and the 'Break To Build' song with Raekwon," Zino says in a video recording. "I had a verse on the song, it's produced by myself -- I had a verse on the song, Rae said he liked the joint and did the second verse and the third verse I held over and he had nothing to do with it. It wasn't really a diss song in the first place because all I did was say a couple of things about Royce in the third verse, in the last two bars or so. But Rae ain't have nothing to do with it, I just wanted to clarify that. Shout-out to everybody over there at IceWater. And also, the whole thing with Slaughterhouse, I felt like the whole thing with Royce's manager, they didn't want to give [my publication] Hip Hop Weekly, the number one urban hip-hop magazine out there, [an interview] but it really wasn't no beef. He said a few things, I said a response. If it was beef now, you know how we doing it." (57th Ave)

Royce dissed Zino on the track "Back From That" in mid-December.

"Now b*tches want my attention like the Canibus diss," Royce raps. "You ain't got no mechanical handle, quit handling d*ck/We liked you before the army, now we ain't a fan of your sh*t/You know my Mac pop, Detroit is my backdrop/Shut your a** up and go have some sex with your laptop...Benzino, the hardest n*gga, you don't know him for hammers/You know him for talking sh*t with N.O.R.E. behind the cameras/I blam at ya and damage ya." ("Back From That")

Crooked I previously spoke on why he ignored Zino's past taunts.

"Some dudes I have respect for and some dudes I don't," he explained in an interview about rap beefs. "It's like me sitting back and watching Benzino say, 'I respect Crooked but Slaughterhouse is over-rated.' I'm Slaughterhouse. If you disrespect Slaughterhouse then you are disrespecting me. But what am I going to do? I am not going to waste my breath rapping a million bars about somebody. If I did that, I would put it on an album and get paid. I'm not going to air anybody out for free. All of these little beefs pop up and to me they are just silly. To me it's like, you do something to me when I'm on your Coast and I'll do something to you when you're on mine." (All Hip Hop)

Check out Crooked I speaking on Benzino below:

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