50 Cent Trolls Benzino by Posting Videos of ’Zino on a Call With Transgender Model Shauna Brooks
On Wednesday (April 13), 50 Cent hit up his infamous Instagram account with a short, seemingly homophobic post that dissed both Benzino and former G-Unit member Young Buck regarding their connections to transgender women in one fell swoop.
In the post's caption, the New York MC wrote, "Young Buck, Benzino just embrace who you are but don't pat nobody butt when they score a basket fool. Lol. Hahaha, Nah for real! Punk."
The social media post was accompanied by a video clip of an alleged phone call between Benzino and transgender model Shauna Brooks, in which a voice assumed to be that of ’Zino's can be heard complimenting the transgender woman's appearance and discussing his sexual preferences. He also appears to be addressing his own assumptions that being involved with the transgender community would be a bad look for him.
"I'm just now adapting to this type of work," Benzino allegedly told the model. "But who I was before, I'm that, like, alpha male, you know what I'm sayin'? I'm that n***a. Now yes, I'm sayin', this shit is all new to me and I'm trying to be open-minded about it. But then I'm like, wow this crazy because she looks, I mean, the way they got you looking."
He continued: "And it's not like I even said, 'So let me go look at some other Trans now.' I haven't even looked at that. I haven't even done that. I love porn, but I don't watch tranny porn. I don't watch gay porn, but that's just me, you know what I'm sayin'? I'm old in my ways, I'm a 55-year-old n***a, you know what I'm sayin'? It is what it is. They're not thinking about me and what I could be going through. That's not fair."
Then, about an hour after his initial post, the rapper-turned-TV exec followed up by posting another video clip containing more audio alleged to be Benzino further explaining to Shauna Brooks that he wants to avoid any public association with the transgender community.
"You don't fuckin' look bad, I do," ’Zino seemingly says. "You could never look bad. Because, see, in this world, you ain't doing nothing wrong. It would be wrong if I did. Can't you get that through your head? You're not looking bad, Shauna. You're looking like a fuckin' chick. 'Hey, it's just a chick and she trying to fuck with a n***a.' I'm looking wrong because 'What the fuck are you doing trying to fuck with a transgender?'"
In response, Benzino clapped back with some seemingly homophobic shots of his own aimed at 50 Cent in regards to a storyline on Fif's hit show Power Book II: Ghost that features characters within the LGBTQ+ community.
"So @50cent wanna clown me for fucking with the trans community?" Benzino wrote on his IG Story on Wednesday (April 13). "Someone ask him why Power got gay as hell this season. Yo @50cent I heard you watch those Drew and Everett scenes back each week."
50 Cent's trolling session on Wednesday (April 13) appears to have been sparked by a recent episode of the It's Tricky With Raquel Harper podcast that dropped on Tuesday (April 12). During the interview, Young Buck not only addressed rumors that he is gay but also claimed that his ongoing legal battle with his former G-Unit boss forced him into bankruptcy.
This latest news comes just a day after video footage from Benzino's 2020 arrest for damaging a man's car over an argument in connection to ’Zino's former girlfriend, Althea Eaton, surfaced online.
Watch Young Buck’s interview on It's Tricky With Raquel Harper below. Fast-forward to the 12:42-mark to listen to him describe his side of the story in regards to his ongoing feud with 50 Cent.