Benzino has once again waded into controversy, this time involving his daughter, Coi Leray, and his staunch defense of R. Kelly.

Appearing on the Famous & Wealthy Podcast, Benzino addressed the ongoing friction between him and his daughter. ‘She [Coi Leray] said that she doesn’t want to have anything to do with me anymore because of the R. Kelly situation,’ Benzino remarked, clearly agitated by her stance. His daughter had previously revealed on the Math Hoffa show that she lost her virginity at fourteen, a fact that Benzino seemed to use as a counterpoint to her condemnation of him.

Offering more unsolicited information, Benzino continued, ‘I didn’t know, right? So here you are, condemning me for saying what I’m saying […] But how can you say that when you lost your virginity at 14? So is the guy you slept with, is he a pedophile too?’ Benzino’s comments have sparked outrage due to their sensitive nature and the implicit accusations within them.

In a series of tweets on May 1, Coi Leray announced she had cut ties with her father. ‘I want everybody to know I want nothing to do with anything my father has going on. I haven’t spoken to him in over a year and I don’t condone or respect any of them interviews he got going on.’ She made it clear where she stands, emphasizing, ‘Sharing the same DNA and blood DOESN’T make us FAMILY.’

Coi Leray’s strong words underline a deep familial rift. ‘I don’t respect his decisions and I really want nothing to do with him please don’t even think of me when you see him. Loyalty, boundaries, respect, teaching, guidance, love, patience, encouragement MAKES US FAMILY.’ Her sentiments are a stark contrast to Benzino’s public declarations and highlight the tension between the two.

The public fallout between Benzino and Coi Leray continues to unfold, marked by sharp words and unresolved issues. The drama, steeped in personal grievances and controversial opinions, underscores the fragile nature of their relationship, further inflamed by Benzino’s defense of the convicted R. Kelly.

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