Slaughterhouse's Crooked I recently addressed Benzino calling out certain members in his rap group and pledged his loyalty toward Royce Da 5'9, Joe Budden and Joell Ortiz.
In addition to standing by his team, Crooked also explained why he ignored Zino's taunts over the summer.
"Some dudes I have respect for and some dudes I don't," he explained in an interview about rap beefs. "It's like me sitting back and watching Benzino say, 'I respect Crooked but Slaughterhouse is over-rated.' I'm Slaughterhouse. If you disrespect Slaughterhouse then you are disrespecting me. But what am I going to do? I am not going to waste my breath rapping a million bars about somebody. If I did that, I would put it on an album and get paid. I'm not going to air anybody out for free. All of these little beefs pop up and to me they are just silly. To me it's like, you do something to me when I'm on your Coast and I'll do something to you when you're on mine." (All Hip Hop)
Writing via Twitter last month, Royce reached out to his group members to get their take on Zino's rap challenge.
"Aye #slaughterhouse ? @mousebudden @joellortiz @therealcrookedi Ya'll wanna do something bout #Bendreamo ?? lol," he wrote yesterday (September 3). "Just kidding ya'll...@mousebudden Nah Im f*ckin with you....I dont want you 2 waste ur ink." (Royce Da 5'9's Twitter)
Budden also publicly turned down the challenge via his Twitter page.
"@RoyceDaFive9 4 what ??," Joey responded. "If he get it, EVERYBODY gets it... & doin that right now ????u already know... NO COMMENT !!!!! Lol" (Joe Budden's Twitter)
Benzino lashed out at Slaughterhouse, labeling them "overrated" in an interview last summer.
"I think them n*ggas is mad overrated, real talk," Zino said in an interview. "Yeah, them n*ggas is mad overrated yo, for real. I don't know what all the hype about them is. And I knew Tahiry was gonna leave Joe Buddens, you blog too much homie. You blog too much, stop blogging man and watch out [for] where your girl's at, man. You blog too much homie. Them n*ggas is overrated. I'm not f*cking with Slaughterhouse, f*ck them n*ggas. F*ck Royce Da 5'9, [it began] with some sh*t about we trying to interview Slaughterhouse and they don't want to give us an interview because of Kim 'Fat B*tch' O'Sorry H*e is wife to the manager of Royce Da 5'9 and they don't want to give us an interview so like f*ck them n*ggas man. Crooked I though, that's my n*gga. I can't front on Crooked I. I don't even have no beef, I just think them n*ggas is overrated. I don't even know who Joell Ortiz is, I'm not up on Joell Ortiz -- it's not that I don't like [Budden], I just think the n*ggas is overrated. I don't see where all the hype at, not just them n*ggas because I get a lot of hate out there but my thing is, I know I got some banging sh*t -- I bet you the Made Men could tear their a**holes out. Why not?" (57th Ave)