The former Source magazine co-owner’s latest eruption came earlier this week on Instagram Live when he went off on Leray who asked earlier this week for her father to stop using her as a “clout kid” to make headlines.
“Yeah, I called you for some money,” he began. “I made you, you didn’t make me. Fucking right I called Ray Ray and everybody else. I’m supposed to. Who the fuck else am I supposed to call? What the fuck is the matter with this generation of you kids, man? Y’all are fucked up.
“Angie [Martinez] knew what she was doing. She don’t like me. Angela [Yee] knew what she was doing. She don’t like me. But you had no problem disrespecting the fucking man that brought you here. I had you, you didn’t have me.”
He continued: “I’m proud of you, Coi, but you ain’t done the shit I done or made the money I made. You couldn’t walk in my fucking adidas for an hour. How could you get on here and say that I’m using you for clout? Coi, your first record was disrespecting me.”
Watch Benzino snap back at his daughter below:
Benzino goes off on Coi Leray over request for money: "I made you!"
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Benzino went on to claim that Coi was lying about being homeless and having to sell drugs while living with her mother in New Jersey.
The explosive rant was in response to Coi Leray’s claims he was using her as his “clout kid” and that she’d rather settle any of their differences offline.
“It just seems like every single time … instead of you congratulating me and be happy for me, you want to go online and try to use me to prove yourself to these people and this industry,” she said. “I don’t want to be your clout kid. I rather us … again … just hit me, offline.”
Benzino and Coi Leray have had a contentious relationship since she came into the public eye and kickstarted her music career. The most recent back-and-forth began when she made an appearance on Angie Martinez IRL earlier this month and talked about her relationship with her father.
“At first it was rocky, because I felt like he couldn’t handle my success,” she explained. “I felt like it did come from an envious place. Which is okay, because he’s human, and that’s fine.”