At one time limit, Benny The Butcher and Freddie Gibbs loved a fruitful working relationship. In 2020, every appeared on the opposite’s album, with Benny delivering a verse on “Frank Lucas” from Freddie’s Alchemist-produced album Alfredo and Freddie returning the favor due to some help from Jay-Z on Benny’s Hit-Boy-produced Burden Of Proof providing “One Way Flight.” Each additionally appeared on Texas rapper Bobby Periods’ 2021 Manifest single “Gold Rolex.” All of these tracks obtained reward and appeared to point that the 2 rough-voiced avenue rappers had been on pleasant phrases — they even teased a possible joint album to be launched in 2022 — so why are they beefing now?
Freddie’s sense of humor has been the impetus behind numerous the difficulty by which he finds himself, and this time seems to be extra of the identical. Issues appeared to have gone south in late 2021, when Freddie jokingly tweeted a couple of current incident by which Benny was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery. Sadly, Benny wasn’t amused; months later, when Benny was requested concerning the standing of the joint undertaking throughout an interview, he mentioned the collaboration was not being launched. Later, in one other interview, he mentioned the chance to finish the album “got here and went.” When Freddie laughed off the response with an unsubtle reference to the theft, Benny snapped back on Twitter.
From there, the pair’s issues seem to have escalated to bodily violence; Benny and his crew had been seen brawling with Gibbs at an area restaurant when he stopped in Benny’s hometown, Buffalo, to do a present. He performed that show with a black eye. Ever since, they’ve been taking jabs at each other by way of social media, equivalent to a video Benny posted exhibiting off a sequence allegedly stolen from Gibbs’ girlfriend throughout their restaurant struggle. Whereas Fred has despatched repeated invites for one more, one-on-one bout, Benny appears content material to taunt him and demean his “gangsta” aesthetic after Gibbs failed to supply a gun through the brawl (which… needs to be factor, proper? Like, would you like him to shoot you? All people I do know who has ever been shot says it sucks). And so, not solely will we not get that collab album, we get to look at two grown males squabble on the web like excessive schoolers. This may’t even actually be all that enjoyable for followers of immature rap beef as a result of we haven’t gotten one diss monitor out of it. Hopefully, that’ll change; even higher, possibly they will really hash out their variations and get again to creating extra nice collabs.