On Tuesday night (December 29), Nickle Nine tweeted how interesting it would be if the former co-publisher of The Source magazine joined the popular audio-only app Clubhouse and simultaneously threw a few jabs his way.
“I can’t wait till Benzino get on Clubhouse,” he wrote.” A Front row seat to the most obligatory pseudo toxic masculine tough guy talk the world has ever seen. Please Clap for this hoe ass n-gga so he can try to move on. He stuck in 06. Thank you… Peace, Peace.”
I can’t wait till Benzino get on Clubhouse. 🤦🏿♂️ A Front row seat to the most obligatory pseudo toxic masculine tough guy talk the world has ever seen…. 🍿Please Clap for this hoe ass nigga so he can try to move on. He stuck in 06👏🏿👏🏿 Thank you… Peace, Peace ✌🏿
Benzino replied by insinuating Royce was nothing more than Slim Shady’s pawn.
“N-gga it took that long to answer you Fy king slave,” he wrote. “after you finish washing his drawers and sucking his dick holla at me. You the biggest coon in hip you sellout. How cam you be Malcom X and Sambo joe at the same damn time? I’m not Lil pump u fuck boi.”
He added, “I didn’t think it would take you this long to put your Kkkrakka cape on, you trying to look good in front of other side but they don’t fuck wit u either bozo How come u never said nothing about the racist tapes mepro black. The world knows your marshals lap dog.
“@Royceda59 you had EMs platform this long and still irrelevant? You still ain’t blown? You been sucking his dick so long you forgot that ur an artist too. It wasn’t t long ago when you going at him so now u think niggas won’t go at him because of u? U a whole Pussy our here.”
Nigga it took that long to answer you Fy king slave, after you finish washing his drawers and sucking his dick holla at me. You the biggest coon in hip you sellout. How cam you be Malcom X and Sambo joe at the same damn time? I’m not Lil pump u fuck boi
At one point, Royce apparently realized Benzino wasn’t going to give up and attempted to put an end to the contentious exchange — albeit with a healthy amount of sarcasm.
“I don’t want no problems with you Mr 5 mics in the source,” he wrote in an Instagram post featuring a video of a greased up Benzino. “The streets know You dangerous when you desperate so Ain’t no telling what lengths you’re willing to elevate this misunderstanding to so put your shell back on and go do karate with the rest of the ninja turtles. I’m a God fearing, Peaceful fully clothed man. Peace Gangsta .. Peace.”
But Benzino wasn’t having it and continued his rampage on Wednesday (December 30) with another Instagram post that showed off one of his latest videos.
“This what I’m on, not garbage shit y’all be putting out,” he captioned the post. “@royceda59 @eminem This what my people wanna hear you 2 old weirdos. This is hotter than anything on that trash ass album he just put out.”
The 55-year-old then shared another post that read, “There was a Royce Da 5’9 on every single slave plantation in the south…so I’m not surprised.”
He continued in the caption with a reference to Eminem’s late friend and collaborator Proof, writing, “Are you? The worst thing is when the white stans say ‘get him’ Royce but none of them ever supported his album. Proof didn’t even like his step an fetch it ass. Smh fuckin shame. @royceda59.”
Unsurprisingly, Benzino wasn’t done there and continued with an attempt at a history lesson.
“This type of behavior goes way back,” he wrote in the caption. “As long as a black man goes at another black man, he please his massa and the white community. @royceda59 is the new age coon for @eminem and it’s sad asf this continues.”
Finally, Benzino brought up Eminem’s controversial track “Foolish Pride,” which was premiered by The Source in 2004. The song found a young Shady rapping, “Black girls are bitches/Black girls are dumb.”
Although Em apologized for the lyrics on the 2004 Encore song “Yellow Brick Road,” they’re often thrown in his face whenever he’s engaged in any kind of beef.
“So I was the only to stand up for black women against this racist prick,” he wrote. @eminem it’s funny how @royceda59 won’t comment when it comes to his massa making a whole song disrespecting black women like he don’t have a black mother or sister or aunties, he just swept that under the rug trying to appease Marshall’s white audience.
“Now I expected the whites people to not care about this song but when black people, especially black women make excuses, it shows how messed up our culture still is. How did @eminem get a pass for this and black America just keeps supporting him?”
Royce — who was recently nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Rap Album category for The Allegory — has since ceased communication with Benzino but if history has taught Hip Hop fans anything, this won’t be the last time Benzino goes after Eminem or Royce. Just last month, the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta personality bashed Shady and his entire fanbase.
“Face it stans y’all will always be hip hop goofiest most out of touch fan base straight bozos,” he wrote via Twitter. all Stans are ugly awkward pussies that aren’t accepted in the real black culture because of how goofy and out of touch they are in the streets. Kkkkrakkkrrrs have nobody else to talk about, they wanna feel like they are part of something. they look stupid asf.”
The Source used to be considered “Hip Hop’s Bible” but no longer holds the weight it once did. In 2018, Murs delivered an episode of The Breakdown titled “The Source Vs. XXL: The Beef That Killed The Hip Hop Magazine,” which provided more insight into its unraveling.