Benzino and Stevie J may not be friends anymore, but that doesn’t mean that Zino doesn’t still care about his former buddy’s welfare. In a new interview with Vlad TV, Zino claims that the fights between Stevie and Joseline Hernandez on “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” are nothing compared to the ones they have off camera and that Hernandez regularly beats Stevie.
“When you see Stevie and Joseline episodes from season one, it’s just always about her disrespecting him whether it’s her punching on him…,” Benzino claimed, adding one incident where Hernandez got particularly brutal. “I think she ripped his ear off where he had to get stitches. There’s pictures of him being abused by her.”
Earlier this year, it seemed that Hernandez was the one being abused when she supposedly posted images of the bruises and injuries she’d endured from beatings from Stevie. However, Hernandez later claimed that someone hacked her account in an attempt to slander and tarnish her relationship.
But, according to Zino, the relationship really is abusive, it’s just Stevie who is being abused.
“The real truth is it’s the other way around. She abuses him,” said Benzino. “She just disrespects him. To me there’s no money in the world that I could take that disrespect.”
He added, “Just on ‘[‘LHHATL’] you’ve just seen a small part of the abuse that he takes from her.”
Zino then claims that things almost turned deadly between Hernandez and Stevie during one particularly violent incident.
“We’ve heard stories of her pulling guns on him and all kind of stuff. Hitting him in the head with a red bottom while he was sleeping. I mean he’s taking abuse from her,” said Benzino. “I didn’t see it. This is what he was saying. One time it was a shotgun around and she pulled it out, pointed it at him and it was no bullets in it …supposedly. She’s nuts. The girl is crazy.”
Well, we’re interested to see what Hernandez and Stevie have to say about the accusations because we’re sure they won’t hold their tongues when it comes to firing back at Zino. – nicholas robinson