During an interview on the “We In Miami Podcast,” Benzino opened up about the allegations surrounding his relationship with his daughter, Coi Leray, a rising star in the music industry.
The host, Slim Stunta, delicately broached the sensitive topic, asking Benzino if he felt his daughter owed him an apology. The 58-year-old responded with resilience, saying, “I have thick skin, man. I’m one of those people who believe in moving forward and leaving the past behind.”
As the conversation shifted towards his bond with the talented rapper, Benzino’s emotions became evident. Tears welled up in his eyes as he confessed, “I went through a lot, man. It was tough to be labeled as a deadbeat dad. I’ve been called many things, but that one hurt.”
The interview shed light on the complexities of family relationships and the impact of public perception on individuals, even those in the spotlight.
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In a heartfelt moment, Benzino addressed the accusations of envy and obstacles allegedly hindering his daughter Leray’s career. With genuine emotion, he expressed, “I love my daughter. I don’t want to be seen as someone who holds her back. I don’t care about what others think, but it truly hurt me. She’s my daughter, and I’ve been there for her.”
The interview took a positive turn when Benzino shared his experience attending Leray’s performance at Rolling Loud Miami. He described the moment as “surreal” and couldn’t help but praise her talent. “She’s incredible, no doubt about it. I love her. Watching her on that stage was something else. Maybe I’m biased, but honestly, I don’t see anyone else doing what she does. She’s simply amazing.”
Following her performance, Leray invited Benzino backstage for an interview. Clearly moved by the gesture, he shared that it was the first time he had ever witnessed her perform live. It was a touching moment that highlighted their relationship and mutual respect.
— Power 106 (@Power106LA) July 23, 2023
In June, rising star Coi Leray delighted fans with her second album, appropriately named “COI.” The album, consisting of 16 captivating tracks, featured collaborations with talented artists such as Lola Brooke, James Brown, Saucy Santana, David Guetta, and Giggs.