Benny The Butcher Cancels UK Shows Over ‘Old FBI Reports’ + New Felony Charge
Benny The Butcher is now touring the world with his Tana Talk and Burden of Proof raps. However, according to a tweet from the Griselda Records rapper, things aren’t going precisely as planned.
Benny disclosed on Saturday (April 9) that numerous of his gigs in the United Kingdom had been canceled due to his criminal background, while also admitting to a recent felony charge.
“UK performances canceled based on ‘old FBI reports’ and a new felony charge I just caught last week that y’all won’t find out about until my documentary,” he stated on Twitter. He did say that he would still be in Paris and Amsterdam.
Benny The Butcher On How He Turned To Crime To Make Ends Meet
Benny The Butcher grew up in Buffalo, New York, and eventually turned to crime to make ends meet. He talked about leaving his drug dealing background behind to focus on his rap profession in an interview.
“I got into it being from a neighborhood that was blanketed with it,” he says. “The whole history of the neighborhood was about drug dealing. It was a drug dealing block and I was born on that block. When my mom birthed me, I was brought home from the hospital on that block. So the hustlers outside was doing what they was doing.”
“As I grew up, those dudes was my friends, those dudes turned into my brothers, so I did what they did. It’s just the path I chose at the time. I got three felonies. I’ve been back and forth, in and out of prison.”
Benny’s Upcoming Concert
Those in the United States will still have the opportunity to see Benny The Butcher perform live. Conway The Machine and Westside Gunn will join Benny on a North American tour following Coachella later this month. The tour begins on May 10 in Chicago and concludes on June 3 in Los Angeles.
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