Benzino has hit back at Eminem with a new song called “Vulturius” on which he mocks Slim Shady’s drug overdose and the death of his late friend Proof.
Eminem had taken shots at the former publisher of The Source magazine on his recent track “Doomsday Pt. 2”, and now his old rival has retaliated with some brutal taunts of his own.
On “Vulturius,” which borrows JAY-Z‘s “Where I’m From” beat, Benzino raps: Candy-ass Eminem, bitch-ass feminine/ Mad he lack melanin, all Valium’d up again/ Aw, shit, here we go, Benzino vs. Jim Crow/ Know a custy when I see one, how many times you overdose?”
He also spits: “Cracker on crack who rap/ But hate Black and it shows/ Invade our culture then insult us/ Time you get exposed.”
Benzino also mocks the death of Eminem’s late friend and fellow D12 rapper Proof: “You a punk, plan my funeral? Please, you shoot who?/ Square ain’t even go circle the block for Proof.”
The 58-year-old closes out the track by mocking Em’s own appearance and raising questions about his sexuality: “Trailer park swine bitch, shit, you’re miserable and you’re alone/ And we think that they cloned you/ You look weird, don’t care how much Just For Men they put on you/ Never seen with a girl, never seen with a bitch/ But got a song ‘What If I Was Gay’ with Joyner Lucas.”
The two originally feuded in the mid-’00s but Eminem resurrected their beef on his recent collaboration with Lyrical Lemonade. On “Doomsday Pt. 2,” Eminem mocked Benzino’s financial troubles and physical appearance.
Over a sample of his classic hit “Role Model,” Em rapped: “Now I got a riddle, one condition, you mustn’t laugh/ What is the opposite of Benzino? A giraffe/ ‘Go at his neck,’ how the fuck is that?/ How can I go at somethin’ he doesn’t have?
“Arm so short he can’t even touch his hands/ When they’re up above his head doin’ jumpin’ jacks/ Sorry, I don’t mean to upset you, Ben/ When I talk about all the debt you in/ I hear that you been creepin’ on the low/ In them cheap hotels, that they catch you in.”
Benzino had claimed in March 2022 that their beef was over but has continued to take digs at Eminem in public.
Later that year, he criticized the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for inducting the rapper ahead of Black artists such as Nas and Lauryn Hill and also slammed Em’s fans.
Benzino wrote on X, then Twitter: “To all you pussy ass Stans, we all know y’all are the most corniest non violent coward fan base hip hop has ever seen I have a restaurant in Atlanta 5071 Peachtree industrial boulevard Chamblee GA. stop tweeting and pull up on me you pussies.”
He added: “I been left this shit alone but since the COWARD ASS STANS still wanna talk shit and hide then it’s still fuck Eminem and if you got a problem with me, do something about it nothing you ever said has effected me in anyway. I know how to fight and I got big sticks. So pull up.”