Benzino Calls Out Dr. Dre For Crowning Eminem The Best Ever: "This Is An Insult"

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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)

Benzino still isn't having any praise for Eminem.

Benzino has fired back at Dr. Dre's recent proclamation of Eminem as the “Best MC ever,” labeling the praise an "insult" to other hip-hop legends. Dre had shared the take while speaking with James Corden on his This Life Of Mine podcast. He remarked: “I think he’s [Eminem] the best MC ever. Point blank, period. Of course, there are gonna be arguments with that because he’s a white guy…I don’t think anyone that’s rapping can touch Eminem on that microphone.”

After seeing the quote, Benzino, Eminem's longtime rival, fired back on social media: “You know I think Dr Dre is one of the greatest producers of all time, and notice I didn’t say Hip Hop producers, but this is an insult to [Ice] Cube, [MC] REN, Snoop [Dogg], [The] Doc and every other rapper who wrote all those hits. I mean this is his opinion and I respect it but cmon Dre. [palm on face emoji].”

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It's far from the first time Benzino has complained about public praise for Eminem. While the two have been feuding for years, he recently broke down into tears while discussing his beef with the legendary Detroit rapper during an episode of Drink Champs. "My daughter came into the industry figuring 'I gotta be cool with Eminem because everybody is against my dad' … I don't hate Eminem, I don't know him to hate him," he said at the time. "I don't hate white people. I'm tired of this s**t, man. It's just too much. I don't want to be the bad guy." Check out his latest comments below.

Benzino Slams Dr. Dre For His Eminem Take

Dre's praise for Eminem comes as the Detroit rapper plans to attend Dre's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, this week. Elsewhere in the interview with Corden, he recalled how the two met. Be on the lookout for further updates on Benzino and Eminem 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.