Benzino’s Alleged Ghostwriter Breaks Silence On Penning Eminem Diss Tracks

Ness Lee, the alleged ghostwriter of Benzino‘s Eminem diss, “Rap Elvis,” has come forward to dissasociate himself from lyrics spat by Benzino dissing late D12 member Proof.

Lee, a Detroit native, spoke with Trap Newz Daily regarding the controversial lines mentioning Proof on Benzino’s “Vulturious” track.

The rapper took responsibility for penning Benzino’s lyrics on “Rap Elvis,” but insists he had nothing to do with the creation of “Vulturious,” the first in a string of recent diss records taking aim at Eminem.

Producer Benzino attends the 47th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California.

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“I would never disrespect that man like that,” Lee said of Proof, whom he says was once interested in signing him in 2003, three years prior to his death in 2006.

“I’ve been getting some concerned messages from some of my brothers from Detroit. I had to tell them that I had nothing to do with that one,” he continued, adding that he felt the lyrics on “Vulturious” were subpar. “I physically do not write that basic.”

Lee recalled Proof being among the first figures in the music industry and battle rap scene to show him love, explaining that he only partook in Benzino’s beef with Em to prove his own lyrical prowess.

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Eminem attends the ‘Southpaw’ New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 20, 2015 in New York City.

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“I just wanted to do something historic,” he said of his role in the back-and-forth. “I felt like I could accomplish writing the greatest diss song toward Eminem. That’s all I wanted to do.”

He also said that he never intended to reveal his participation in the making of “Rap Elvis,” but came out to clear his name regarding his alleged rhymes mentioning Proof. “It was never supposed to be public that it was me,” Lee added. “This is my first interview and probably my only interview about it.”

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Rumors regarding Lee being the writer of Benzino’s diss tracks targeting Eminem first surfaced after footage of Lee and Benzino working together in the studio surfaced on social media. Benzino, for his part, has denied having any assistance in making the record, previously rejecting the claim when questioned by a fan on social media.

“This is Hip Hop, bro. I don’t wanna hear that ghostwriter sh*t,” he said at the time. “Shut the f**k up, bro. You mad because I’m spitting. I wrote that sh*t.”

See Ness Lee’s interview with Trap Newz Daily below.