News: Crooked I Promises No More Benzino Disses, "He Was Just Trying To Get Something"

Thursday, Jan 7, 2010 5:37PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Slaughterhouse's Crooked I has promised to cease his recent online disputes toward rap veteran Benzino in light of their threatening video exchanges earlier this month.

According to Crooked, 2010 should not be ignited with rap beef.

With Benzino, he kind of was baiting us for a minute, trying to get us to respond to some of the things he was saying and some of the things he said in his raps. Speaking for me, maybe I should have just continued to ignore the dude. It seemed fake. It seemed like he was just trying to get something that we have at Slaughterhouse. We have a cool Internet presence. Some of these older rappers, they don't understand that they can have an Internet presence, too, if they put out quality stuff, leak it and build relationships with different sites. You could build up your own." (Hip Hop DX)

Earlier this week, Crooked created a fictional Benzino called "Kunta Kenzino" with his "On To The Next One" freestyle.

"Hey, come here," a fictionalized Zino says. "I got a pistol. Massa gave it to me. Massa says I'm a good n*gga. He give me a pistol, see this right here? If you pull this back like that, it shoots fire out the other end. Just like magic. Terrible magic. Massa said we can keep all these field n*ggas in line and if them field n*ggas get they hands on one of these, uh uh uhhh, they gon' be in troubbble. Mighty powerful trouble. Because as sure as I'm Kunta Kenzino, I'ma tell on them n*ggas. We good n*ggas. That's my whole plan, to tell Massa on them n*ggas." ("On To The Next One" Freestyle)

Royce Da 5'9 also taunted Zino on a video recording last weekend.

"Yo Benzino," Royce says in a self recorded video. "We ain't got no beef with you because you ain't never did nothing to me. You ain't never came close to putting no hands on me, I ain't even seen you in person so I ain't got no reason to wanna kill you. So all that pulling guns out and acting like a motherf*cking 'Rambo' and sh*t, if I see you, you better be the same n*gga in the video and when I see you, we gonna talk and let's talk. I ain't saying I got no beef but I wanna know what your motherf*cking problem is. Okay 'Mr. Burns.' You better slow your motherf*cking roll, all them liver spots you got on you. All that f*cking retirement home stench...You look like Sean Paul...You talking all that murder sh*t, but you need to get back on the rapping tip..." (Hip Hop News 24/7)

Prior to that, Zino released a video going after Crooked I.

"Okay, first of all, we gonna talk about what that was about, that was about trying to give you f*cking weirdos some f*cking pub in the number one urban selling [magazine]," Zino said in the video. "[Your] cigar isn't even lit, you got this big stupid a** hoody trying to talk like you reading from a script, you're p*ssy Crooked, and you're named after a malt beverage. I know Suge [Knight] done left your a** butt a** naked out there a long time ago. You need to go handle that. Because you don't want none of me. And you talking about guns and stuff, silencers on guns, since we on a gun subject, let me show you this right here...Guns is a part of life, y'all n*ggas pop sh*t -- and then when it comes down to some real sh*t, some real n*gga sh*t, then it's a bunch of 'Oh, I'm not, I'm not.' You dry snitching, there's only one thing worse than a snitch and that's a dry snitch." (Halitosis 2K)

Check out Royce Da 5'9 speaking on Benzino below:

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