Ray Benzino recently sat down Rapflix to talk about his controversial romance with cast mate Karlie Redd, where he claims that the relationship began before “Love & Hip Hop” Atlanta aired and also touched on with past beefs with rapper Eminem. More details below………………
Benzino had this to say about Joseline Hernandez when he appeared on “RapFix Live” on Wednesday,
“I had a call from Stevie, I was in Miami and he was like, ‘Yo, I got this artist, she’s gonna be the next Nicki Minaj, but in Spanish.'”
On meeting Karlie for the first time,
“I had met Karlie off camera, we went on a date off camera, and there was a connection. The next thing I know I got a call from [show producer] Mona [Scott-Young].”
Scott-Young told him that he couldn’t carry on an off-camera relationship with another castmate, so Benzino decided to take his relationship public by letting the cameras in.
“I’m pretty much a private person when it comes to my love life, but Stevie was already in it so I said, ‘Why not?'”
With “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta,” fans have seen a more sensitive side of Benzino, a side drastically different from the rabble-rouser he once was in the early 2000s. After Karlie’s manager suggested that the budding singer stay clear of Benzino so she wouldn’t cast a negative shadow on her own career, ZNO teared up a bit.
“I’m really not the crying type,” he said, “but at the end of the day I’m a human being and I got caught up in the moment and I leaked a little bit.”
Check out the full interviews below:
Part two, on his regrets of beefing with rapper Eminem: