According to Stevie J, we won't see Benzino on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta next year not because of the notorious brawl that was the Season 3 reunion show, but because afterwards, he threatened to murder Stevie, Joseline Hernandez, producers and any other staffers who were in the way.
"He said flat out he was going to kill us," Steebie told TMZ.
Word circulated that Benzino was fired soon after the reunion taping. The fight sent several people to the hospital and criminal charges were filed against Joseline, who is involved in a torrid love triangle with Stevie and Zino.
Apparently, however, Benzino crossed the line with the death threats.
As for Benzino's version of the story, The Almighty RSO rapper at first stayed positive amid the speculation. Now, he's completely dismissing Stevie's account.
"Stevie J is a habitual liar and VH1 has never given me a reason for being fired," Benzino told TMZ.
He thinks his removal from the show is actually about pleasing another cast member. "They wanted to keep the crackhead whore," he said.
It is unclear as of press time to whom Benzino is referring to as a "crackhead whore."
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