Griselda member, Benny The Butcher recently dropped his new album, Plugs I Met 2, produced by Harry Fraud and features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, French Montana, Jim Jones, Fat Joe, and others.
One of its songs has sparked some controversy due to a few lines that Fat Joe raps.
“Track me in and out of court, Harvey Weinstein /
Threw that white up in the pot, gave ’em pipe dreams /
And watch it spread like the Wuhan virus /
Do ’em dirty for the low like Wu-Tang ’Sirus (ODB).” Hip hop legend raps on “Talkin’ Back.”
Many took to social media pages to share their displeasures with Fat Joe and his verse.
Can I delete the Fat Joe verse off the new Benny album? It's a big no for me dawg
— Tottenham Makes Me Cry (@jayabe2) March 19, 2021
Fat joe dropped the biggest struggle verse I’ve ever heard on that Benny the butcher song
— We Move (@ELITEbreak_) March 19, 2021
Fat Joe talking bout some Wuhan virus pic.twitter.com/cp0vcohp2H
— 🅱️ (@_theghettomonk) March 19, 2021
Fat Joe saying "Wuhan Virus" on this new Benny The Butcher album is unacceptable. How the hell did that ever make it to the final recording and why was it even said???
— Ryan Middleton (@rymiddy) March 19, 2021
new benny butcher is exclusively for the crusty old heads stuck in the past, not just bc of its backpack sound, but bc of the part where fat joe calls it "the wuhan virus"
— a little nathan for you (@trillmoregirls) March 19, 2021
I'll listen again tmmr but off first listen I liked Benny new album alot. Survivors Remorse was amazing, and the joint with French and Jim Jones was dope. Production was dope throughout. Only thing i didnt like was that Fat Joe verse, shit was…😬
— Rapoholic (@ZackbeDope) March 19, 2021
Really hope that the hip hop community doesn’t let Fat Joe’s “wuhan virus” on the new Benny the Butcher EP slide.
Trash like that is contributing to AAPI hate in this country. It’s unacceptable
— James Burky (@BamesJurky) March 19, 2021