Benzino Fires Back After Joe Budden Rehashes Rumor He Slept With Transgender Model

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FAIRBURN, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 31: Benzino attends Nelly's Halloween Birthday Celebration on October 31, 2023 in Fairburn, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
Joe Budden recently stated that he's "down with anybody dissing Benzino."

After Eminem dissed Benzino on his song "Doomsday Pt. 2," he replied with not one, but two diss tracks. He accused "The Real Slim Shady" of being a clout chaser, a culture vulture, and more. Benzino has since declared himself the winner of their decades-long feud, though fans remain split. While Em has yet to respond, Joe Budden has, making it clear that he's on board with any Benzino shade.

During a recent episode of his podcast, Budden slammed the Boston-born performer, and dug up some old rumors that he slept with transgender model Shauna Brooks. “Maybe punching down is back,” he began. “I’m down with anybody dissing Benzino. Y’all see him coming out the pool on some bodybuilder sh*t with the water glistening off his body trying to be like a seal or some sh*t? Old n***as shouldn’t do that. He do too much sh*t that old n***as shouldn’t do. And I know he tried to bang that transgender. I don’t care what that n***a say. I know he did!”

Joe Budden's Comments Leave Benzino Asking, "What The F*ck?"

Now, Benzino has responded to Budden, and thrown some shade of his own. In a new clip, The Source icon questions why Budden provided such a vivid description of his aforementioned "seal" videos. "Joe," he began. "What the f*ck is you talking about me coming out of a pool with water glistening on my body for? What the f*ck was that?"

He went on, insisting that he'd never even met Shauna Brooks, let alone slept with her. Clearly, Benzino didn't appreciate Budden's insinuation, urging him to "ask Melyssa Ford." What do you think of Joe Budden dissing Benzino amid his reignited feud with Eminem? What about Benzino's recent response? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.