Benzino Says Eminem And Dr. Dre Beef Wasn't Personal

In a recently published interview with VladTV, rapper and media executive Benzino explained the nature of his long-running dispute with Eminem and Dr. Dre, saying “it wasn’t a personal thing” as well as explaining the first time that he saw the Detroit rapper in person.


“One time I was in L.A., and I don’t know if he remembers this, but I remember I was by Jerry’s Deli, I think that was the first time I’d ever seen [Eminem] and I looked at him,” he said, “and I was like, ‘man, he’s a lot taller than I thought he was.’ That was really it.”

Despite their widely publicized beef, in hindsight, Benzino did acknowledge Eminem and Dr. Dre’s commercial success alongside an admission of his affinity for Dre’s music. “He was being produced by arguably the greatest producer of Hip Hop in our time,” he said, “I recognize that, I mean, Dr. Dre is my hero, you know what I’m saying. I mean, The Chronic, [Snoop Dogg], Dogg Pound, I mean everything, I was turned out by N.W.A. N.W.A. is top five dead or alive to me.”