Benzino Responds To Jokes About His Neck, Calls Out Shannon Sharpe

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Benzino (c) attends the Baltimore Ravens Superbowl Victory Party at Greenhouse on February 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Shannon Sharpe caught a stray during Benzino's appearance on "Drink Champs."

Benzino is tired of people making jokes about his neck and doesn't understand why Shannon Sharpe isn't the target of such scrutiny. He explained his reasoning during an upcoming appearance on Drink Champs. N.O.R.E. shared a teaser from the interview on Instagram, on Tuesday, featuring Benzino's comments on his neck.

“N****s want to talk about my neck. I got a f*cking neck. Everybody has f*cking neck. Shannon Sharpe don’t got a neck. Like, Shannon Sharpe’s neck is as big as mine. Y’all don’t say nothing about Shannon Sharpe," he argued.

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Benzino isn't the only one to take a shot at Shannon Sharpe in recent days. Comedian Mike Epps also called him out during a stand-up routine. After a back and forth between the two, Sharpe revealed that they decided to sit down with one another on Club Shay Shay and hash things out. “UNC and @TheRealMikeEpps have decided 2 have a man 2 man conversation in Indy at NBA all star weekend 2 discuss our differences," he said on Twitter. "We both realize this situation could’ve been, should’ve been handled differently. I apologize 2 fam, friends,  love 1s and my fans.” Check out Benzino's comments on remarks about his neck and subsequent dig at Sharpe below. Sharpe has not responded to the comments.

Benzino Takes A Shot At Shannon Sharpe

Prior to his interview on Drink Champs, Benzino made headlines for his long-standing feud with Eminem. The two released a pair of diss tracks aimed at one another in recent weeks. Additionally, he's traded shots with Joe Budden. Benzino's full appearance on Drink Champs will be dropping later this week. Be on the lookout for further updates on the rapper on HotNewHipHop.


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.