Benny spoke about the apparent tension between his Griselda compatriots in an interview with Math Hoffa, admitting that he isn’t sure where their issues stemmed from.
Rumored tensions between the pair first surfaced last year when Conway admitted that he had some financial issues relating to his Griselda contract.
“To be honest with you, I don’t know what it’s about,” Benny said. “‘Cause I’m in the loop with both of ’em. Whever that was going on, I know that they was talking. Same thing, I called, they checking up on each other. But this is what I wanna say: that’s to the world. Remind you that these are my cousins. That ain’t the first time, it won’t be the last.”
He continued: “So people looking at it like, ‘Yo Conway, Conway!’ These n-ggas is brothers … And these are my older cousins, so I’m not in a n-gga’s business, on some G shit. I might not be in a position to call them n-ggas like, ‘Man, what y’all?!’ These the big homies!”
Benny went on to say that regardless of their issues, Westside Gunn and Conway always find a way to work together and iron things out.
“You see them boys together in Paris — I wasn’t there! I’m like, ‘The fuck you n-ggas ain’t call me for?!'” Benny joked. “Trust me, it’s never nothing where n-ggas ain’t doing business, getting money, ain’t at each other’s crib. It could never be like that.”
The Buffalo native also revealed the trio are in talks “right now” about making a sequel to 2019’s WWCD; they just need to figure out the contractual situation with each artist having their own record deals.
Conway The Machine previously aired out his gripes with Griselda Records on The Breakfast Club last March, where he admitted that he never read his contract with the label — which ended up hurting his pockets down the line.
“When we did that shit in the beginning, I really wasn’t all the way — man, I’ma keep it a buck, I ain’t even read that contract, bro. I just signed that shit and moved on, but unfortunately, the contract wasn’t in my favor,” he said. “So now, going forward, it’s time to redo all that, I gotta make sure if it’s in my favor or not.”
He added: “I’ma wave the Griselda flag regardless because I built [that], I was hands on with that, me and West[side Gunn]. So we can figure something out, which I’m sure we will. That’s the first situation I’m talking to like, ‘West, what we gonna do?'”
Conway went on to say: “I have no idea how it worked out for [Westside Gunn and Benny The Butcher]. I just know how it went with me, which again, I’m ok with, I can sleep at night, I know what I did and how I kept it and how I rock. Now, you know, it’s the end, we dropped some beautiful music. Let’s continue.”
However, as Benny The Butcher mentioned in his interview with Math Hoffa, Westside and Conway recently took a trip to Paris together to film the music video for their new “Quarters/Brucifix” collaboration, which helped to dispel the notion of bad blood between them.
Westside Gunn also addressed Conway The Machine’s contractual complaints in an interview with Rolling Stone last November, and revealed that they had worked out any miscommunications.
“That’s my brother,” the Hitler Wears Hermes 10 rapper said. “That fool’s son is my nephew. If you ask that man now if I owe him a penny…that shit got twisted and screwed up.
“They tried to blow it out of proportion like I robbed my brother. And what he was saying was he never read the contract, which he didn’t. That’s my brother, but he can’t ever say I cheated on him.”