Benzino Takes Credit For Andre 3000’s Source Awards Speech

Lyndon Abioye |

Benzino is taking credit for Andre 3000’s speech at the Source Awards back in 1995.

Rap duo Outkast won the award for “New Artist of the Year, Group” during the now-infamous East Coast/West Coast beef and were booed while on stage. 3 Stacks told the crowd, “The South got something to say!”

“The reason why André 3000 said what he did, I’m a have to tell y’all this story. When they was giving OutKast 4.5 mics, I remember, I didn’t understand it. I didn’t understand the music. And I was the one who kinda raised some situations up at The Source, I’m gonna admit it. And I was wrong. I think it got to OutKast. And I think that’s why André said what he said. I think that was kinda directed toward me,” he said on The Gauds Show.

He admitted that he got it wrong back them.

Benzino continued, “I think I made a mistake and I shouldn’t have. Usually, I bow out of the whole five mic thing. The five mics was so strong that we let the journalists take care of that. The Source was business over here and the journalists over here. We would let the journalists take care of that; the writers, the photographers. It was a group of them and they would sit in a room and the labels would send the albums and they would rate them. It was one of the main things, the five mic system. One time, me and one of them got into a debate about OutKast because I didn’t understand at that time that music. And I was wrong.”

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