The Beef Benny the Butcher & Freddie Gibbs Heats Up as They Trade Shots Online
Up until a few days ago, Freddie Gibbs' and Benny The Butcher's bad blood went relatively unnoticed. However, things are only heating up now that their issues are in the open.
According to Griselda MC, their working relationship - which includes the collaborations "Frank Lucas" and "One Way Flight" - "came and went" during an interview on Spotify Greenroom's Most Necessary: Live earlier this month.
Gangsta Gibbs responded to his comments on Instagram on Thursday (March 24). “N-gga said ‘working with Freddie Gibbs came and went.’ I know some other shit that came and went too, n-gga,” he responded, alluding to Benny’s recently released album Tana Talk 4.
“Just keep my name out y’all mouth, man, when y’all talking to people who are doing interviews and shit. Just say ‘next question, man. I don’t want to talk about that n-gga, man.’ Just say ‘next muthafucking question.’ For real.”Things intensified over the weekend as the former collaborators exchanged subliminal shots on social media after their souring relationship made headlines on Friday (March 25).
After their souring relationship made headlines on Friday (March 25), things only intensified over the weekend as the former collaborators exchanged subliminal shots on social media.
“I never seen these n-ggas tough nowhere but the internet,” Benny The Butcher tweeted on Friday evening, seemingly addressing Freddie Gibbs’ response to his “came and went” comments.
Gibbs returned the next day with his own Twitter jab, writing, "Shout out my Houston n-ggaz," referring to the city where Benny was shot in the leg during a robbery attempt in November 2020.
According to Benny (March 27), Gibbs "begged" to collaborate with him on an album. The Buffalo, New York native previously hinted at the project back in 2020, but said it “probably won’t” happen during a recent interview with Apple Music’s Ebro Darden.
“How can u hate on a n-gga u begged to do an album with…TT4 OUT NOW !!!” he tweeted.
Gibbs responded with a series of Instagram Stories, dismissing Benny's "begging" claim and accusing him of fabricating a beef in order to promote his new album.
“N-ggaz whole marketing plan for they album is to beef with Freddie Gibbs. That’s cute,” he wrote, before adding, “If u opened for me before just be grateful.”
In follow-up posts he wrote, “Why would I beg a n-gga to work with me when he do less than me? Next time just get the Drake verse cleared and u ain’t gotta do all this for promo,” Gibbs said in reference to his yet-to-be-released collaboration with the OVO hitmaker.
He continued, “Head up fade solve everything. But y’all n-ggaz ain’t got the nuts to sit in a room alone with me for 5 min.”
Gangsta Gibbs continues to go on Twitter, writing, “I ain’t mad cuz I know they just doing it for promo. Fuck em. Everybody can’t love us.” Benny The Butcher has yet to respond.
The feud between Freddie Gibbs and Benny The Butcher appears to have been simmering for quite some time. Gibbs tweeted "it be hard for me to listen to N-Ggaz after they got robbed," months after Benny's shooting in Houston.
In October, Gibbs tweeted“n-ggaz don’t put the cities they got robbed in on the tour dates” shortly after Benny announced his Burden of Plugs tour, which listed a concert in Austin, Texas, but not Houston.
In December, Benny taunted Gibbs on Twitter with several crying face emojis shortly after he allegedly caught the fade from Jim Jones at Miami's Prime 112.