Benny The Butcher Says He Didn't Feel Famous Until He Got Shot

For the first time in his rap career, Benny The Butcher is feeling the effects of being in the public eye. After being shot in November, the Griselda rapper phoned in to The Joe Budden Podcast to speak on the incident, revealing he’s never experienced that type of situation in his life.

“I really ain’t feel famous until I got shot,” he admitted. “I done been through the streets, I done took all type of dope from niggas, I done been all type of shit to niggas and niggas ain’t shoot me until I became a rapper. So I realized that I’m in a different arena and I gotta play that way. I see myself as one thing and the world see me as a different thing. Ain’t no manual for this shit.”

Benny also admitted to Joe Budden that being shot has done something to his psyche.

“It make you become somebody you don’t wanna be — shit crazy,” he said. “But fuck all that I’m in good spirits though.”

Benny The Butcher was reportedly shot in Houston, Texas on November 14 during an attempted robbery in a Walmart parking lot. According to reports, Benny was sitting in his car with two friends when five men pulled up and demanded their chains while holding guns. After moving too slow for their liking, a round was fired into Benny’s leg before they fled the scene, with the Buffalo native later being taken to hospital.

During the brief interview with The Joe Budden Podcast, Benny also shared his thoughts on Young Thug saying he doesn’t know two André 3000 songs.

“I was like, ‘Damn, he don’t?’” he said. “But I learned something that day. Our heroes aren’t everybody else heroes. Obviously, he was inspired by other dudes and it went well for him.”

Benny celebrated Thanksgiving at Rick Ross’ 109-room mansion on Thursday (November 26), which happened to be the day before his 36th birthday.

“Dinner party at my homie @richforever crib with my loved ones,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “Can’t NOTHIN or NOBODY stop this shit.”


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