The “Players” rapper has been criticizing her father for a number of reasons recently, from his absence during her formative years to him being jealous of her success. Earlier this week, he responded by denying her claims and essentially calling her a liar.
On Tuesday (November 14), Coi Leray took to Instagram Live and further added to the ongoing drama.
“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.”
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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.”
Benzino subsequently responded on Instagram Live, saying: “This industry and the internet have completely messed up the minds of this young generation. I’m tired of her pushing a false narrative about who I am and what I’ve done as a father. In my 40 years in Hip Hop I’ve never ever seen an artist dog their parents out the way Coi does and it’s embarrassing and sad.”
What particularly offended the former co-owner of The Source magazine, however, was that she previously claimed to have been homeless at one point, which made her resort to selling drugs.
“She said she slept in cars, she ain’t never slept in no fucking cars,” he added. “I had my daughter five months out the year. I was with her mother until she was nine, then I had her five months out the year.
“She lived with me twice, in Atlanta she went to Campbell High School. I was a single dad, and I was taking care of my kids. All of my kids.”